Organic Chemistry

9th Edition
John E. McMurry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305080485



Organic Chemistry

9th Edition
John E. McMurry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305080485
Chapter 16.1, Problem 1P
Textbook Problem

Monobromination of toluene gives a mixture of three bromotoluene products. Draw and name them.

Interpretation Introduction


Given that monobromination of toluene gives a mixture of three bromotoluenes as products. Their structures are to be drawn and their names are to be given.

Concept introduction:

When a monosubstituted benzene undergoes electrophilic substitution reaction, the second electrophile can enter into either ortho or para or meta position. Normally depending upon the nature of the substituent group already present the ortho and para isomers or the meta isomer is obtained as the major product.

To draw:

The structures of three monobromotoluenes obtained by monobromination of toluenes.

Explanation of Solution

Toluene has a methyl group attached to a carbon (C1) in the benzene ring. The other five carbons classify themselves into three different groups. C2 & C6 adjacent to C1 are called ortho positions...

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