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Chapter 12 :Reactions of Arenes. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
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The structure and properties of aromatic systems were discussed in Chapter 11.  Now it is time to visit their chemical reactions.
The arene system contains an electron rich C=C system which react with electrophiles via a substitution pathway (to preserve aromaticity) via what is known as electrophilic aromatic substitution (EArS):

electrophilic aromatic substitution

What does the term "electrophilic aromatic substitution" actually imply ? Electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions are the very important class of reactions that allow the introduction of substituents onto arenes.

Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution reactions

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