- Homework Statement:
Find the product of the following reaction
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- Relevant Equations:
So what I did was-:
The first step is bromination using ultraviolet light which proceeds via formation of free radical.Here free radical on phenyl ring attached carbon will be more stable due to resonance and 1 bromo 1 phenyl ethane will be formed.
In the second step,Bromine will leave as it's a good leaving group and CN- will come in place of bromine.So,according to me the final product would be 1 cyano 1 phenyl ethane.But the answer was given as d).Help.