Benzene: Activators & Deactivators

Do you already know these?:

  • Benzene ring is super stable.
  • Ortho, meta, and para positions.

Since you already know that benzene is a hard bitch to break, let’s talk about how substituents can affect it:

I.  Activators & Weak Deactivators are OP-directors

II. Strong Deactivators are M-directors

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