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Account for the following: (v) Aniline does not undergo Friedel Crafts reaction.

13.3     Account for the following:

                (v) Aniline does not undergo Friedel-Crafts reaction.

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In fridal craft reaction, we use AlCl_{3} which is acidic in nature and aniline is also a show basic nature. Thus there is an acid-base reaction between them and form a salt.

Due to the positive charge on the N-atom. the electrophilic substitution in benzene ring is deactivated.  

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