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Unformatted text preview: econd step is the rapid deprotonation to reform the
benzene ring. The carbocation is called an arenium ion, σ-complex or a
cyclohexadienyl cation. Potential Energy Graph of EAS
High activation energy for the first step characterizes the
Nitration of Benzene Molecules with two Chirality Centers
Reaction equation: Mechanism of formation of the electrophile, NO2+: The positive charge in NO2+ is centered on the N atom: Mechanism of Nitration
Step 1. Addition of the electrophile. Step 2. Deprotonati...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2014 for the course CHEM 330 taught by Professor Shen during the Fall '08 term at Northern Illinois University.
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