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p-Xylene undergoes nitration much faster than benzene. Use

Organic Chemistry | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321768414 | Authors: L.G. Wade Jr ISBN: 9780321768414 33

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Problem 3P

p-Xylene undergoes nitration much faster than benzene. Use resonance forms of the sigma complex to explain this accelerated rate.

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p-Xylene undergoes nitration much faster than benzene. Here we have to explain it in terms of  resonance structure.

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P-xylene undergoes  nitration to  gives 2-NOX (2-nitroxylene)

2o                 ...

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Chapter 17, Problem 3P is Solved
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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
Edition: 8
Author: L.G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

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