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Mechanism of benzene nucleophilicity activation

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sludger13
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May15-14, 03:58 AM
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At present, there is only a very abstract explanation...
And by abstract explanation, I'm referring to that the verdict is true, nevertheless it doesn't explicitly provide the primary cause explanation:

more deactivating substituent is more stable attached to a carbon with bigger electron density
By primary causes explanation I mean e.g. to calculate binding energy of substituent with carbon with various positive charge and compare the values, then draw a conclusion. Maybe I'm sick, but this verdict is not sufficiently probative for me, without having it postulated.

And I know, the recommendation for me is GO TO QM CALCULATIONS!. I was just merely hoping somebody QM stuff knowledgeable is there.


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