Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

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Nhi Vo 3A
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Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Postby Nhi Vo 3A » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:54 pm

I was wondering if electrophilic aromatic substitution and nucleophilic substitution reaction were similar or how are they different from each other?

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Re: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Postby Stephanie_Younan_3D » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:11 pm

Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution: This is the process in which an atom that is attached to an aromatic system (usually hydrogen) is replaced by an electrophile.

Bimolecular Nucleophilic Substitution: This is the process in which an electron rich nucleophile selectively bonds with or attacks the positive or partially positive charge of an atom or a group of atoms to replace a leaving group.

They are both substitutions, but EAS is a two step process and SN2 is a one step process.


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