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Electrophilic substitution mechanism in aromatic chemistry

Electrophilic attack on benzene rings (arene compounds) results in substitution, limited to monosubstitutions. Nitration is an important step in synthesis e.g. manufacture of explosives and formation of amines from which dyestuffs are manufactured Students should know the electrophilic substitution mechanism of nitration, including the generation of the nitronium ion. Friedel–Crafts acylation reactions are also important steps in synthesis. Students should know the electrophilic substitution mechanism of acylation using

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