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Problem: Name and draw the major product(s) of electrophilic chlorination of the following compounds:(a) p-Nitrobenzoic acid(b) p-Bromobenzenesulfonic acid

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Recall the activity and directing effects

Activity Effects

  • Electron Donating Groups EDG’s activate the ring toward reactions
  • Electron Withdrawing Groups EWG’s deactivate the ring toward reactions

Directing Effects

  • Electron Donating Groups EDG’s tend to be ortho, para directors
  • Electron Withdrawing Groups EWG’s tend to be meta directors
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Name and draw the major product(s) of electrophilic chlorination of the following compounds:
(a) p-Nitrobenzoic acid

(b) p-Bromobenzenesulfonic acid

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