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Most common reactions of benzene and its derivatives are

Option: 1

electrophilic addition reactions

Option: 2

electrophilic substitution reactions 

Option: 3

nucleophilic addition reactions

Option: 4

nucleophilic substitution reactions

Answers (1)


As we have learnt,

Benzene and its derivatives undergo electrophilic substitution reaction commonly. This is because the aromaticity of the benzene ring is retained after the reaction.

If Benzene were to go electrophilic addition then in that case the aromaticity would be lost. 

Nucleophilic addition as well substitution on the Benzene ring is quite difficult because of the negatively charged electron cloud which is in delocalisation over the whole ring

Therefore, option (2) is correct.

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