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Is aniline an electron withdrawing group? If so, why would it direct ortho para over a methyl group on a benzene ring?

Is aniline an electron withdrawing group? If so, why would it direct ortho para over a methyl group on a benzene ring?

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aniline is not  an  electron withdrawing group .  it is a strong electron... View the full answer

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  • thank you. so when comparing basicity, is aniline on benzene ring more basic or is a phch2nh2
    • volkswagen2003
    • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:44pm
  • aniline is less basic than PhCH2NH2 because lone pair of aniline is in conjugation with the benzene ring so less avilable as a base
    • william886088
    • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:56pm

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Yes aniline is electron withdrawing group. Methyl group... View the full answer

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