What is electrophilic aromatic substitution?

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Feb 16, 2017

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Substitution of an aromatic molecule, typically benzene, #C_6H_6#.

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#C_6H_6 + Br_2 rarr C_6H_5Br + HBr......#

This is usually catalyzed by some Lewis-acid....Because #HBr# is eliminated, the aromaticity of the ring is retained.

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