Problem: Draw the structure of the product of each step in the following three-step synthesis. Show the formal charges, if applicable. As a start, the benzene ring is drawn for you in each product.Although the first step produces a mixture of isomers, the para isomer is isolated as the sole product of interest and used in the second step. Give only the major product for the second and third steps.

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Step 1.

  • CH3 → o,p-director
  • Br2, FeBr3 → EAS Halogenation → Add Br


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Draw the structure of the product of each step in the following three-step synthesis. Show the formal charges, if applicable. As a start, the benzene ring is drawn for you in each product.

Although the first step produces a mixture of isomers, the para isomer is isolated as the sole product of interest and used in the second step. Give only the major product for the second and third steps.

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