Question

How come adding Br2 & H20 to phenol gives 2,4,6-tribromophenol whereas adding Br2 & 1,2-dichloroethane gives 4-bromophenol?


Comments
  • Polar water solvent activates benzene ring much more effectively than non-polar 1,2-dichloroethane solvent. Nika commented about 3 years ago