Q 12.4     Arrange the following compounds in increasing order of their reactivity in nucleophilic addition reactions.

        (ii)   Benzaldehyde, p-Tolualdehyde, p-nitrobenzaldehyde, Acetophenone.

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M manish

If +I effect is more its reactivity towards nucleophilic addition is less. and -I is more, more reactive toward addition.

So, according to this concept, increasing order of their reactivity in nucleophilic addition reactions-

Acetophenone < p-tolualdehyde < benzaldehyde <p-nitrobenzaldehyde

 

 

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