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Problem: If you were to add a methyl chloride to a benzene via Friedel craft alkylation, would the methyl chloride act as a deactivating group? Please give state the reasoning why it would be activating or deactivating.

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If you were to add a methyl chloride to a benzene via Friedel craft alkylation, would the methyl chloride act as a deactivating group? Please give state the reasoning why it would be activating or deactivating.

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