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Does Benzene prefer electrophilic or nucleophilic substitution reactions. Explain ?

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Benzene is a planar molecule having delocalized electrons above and below the plane of ring. As a result, it is highly attractive to electron deficient species i.e., electrophiles. Therefore, it undergoes electrophilic substitution reactions very easily. Nucleophiles are electron-rich.

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