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Explain the fact that in aryl alkyl ethers (ii) it directs the incoming substituents to ortho and para positions in benzene ring.

 Q.29  Explain the fact that in aryl alkyl ethers  (ii) it directs the incoming substituents to ortho and para positions in benzene ring.

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The above resonating structures shows that the electron density increases more at the ortho and para positions as compared to the meta positions. Hence, the alkoxy group directs the incoming substituents to ortho and para positions in the benzene ring.

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