The second step is the rapid deprotonation to reform

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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 Potential High activation energy for the first step characterizes the reaction. 12.3 12.3 Nitration of Benzene Molecules with two Chirality Centers Molecules Reaction equation: Mechanism of formation of the electrophile, NO2+: The positive charge in NO2+ is centered on the N atom: Mechanism of Nitration Mechanism Step 1. Addition of the electrophile. Step 2. Deprotonati...
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