EAS rules - fits here Weak activators alkyl groups Weak...

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Two simple rules in order to determine which Two simple rules in order to determine which group will dominate the directing effects 1. ortho-para directors always beat meta-directors 2. Strong activators always beat weak activators 2. Strong activators always beat weak activators The first rule always trumps the second rule. Ex. Weak activator vs. strong deactivator = weak activator wins ( ti t l b t d ti t ) (activators always beat deactivators)
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Strong activators: lone pair next to the ring Moderate activators: lone pair next to the ring, but tied up in resonance outside of the ring (-OR group doesn’t follow trend, and
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