Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 15 - Problems: 15.51

Answer

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Work Step by Step

Addition reactions are difficult to occur in case of benzene, as the ring is aromatic and very less reactive. It opposes breaking of its double bonds, which will happen during addition. Breaking of double bond is against benzene stability, hence highly unfavourable.
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