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Meta, para, ortho positions

  1. Feb 21, 2014 #1
    Why does CH3 direct the new coming radical to Para and ortho while COOH directs it to meta?
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  3. Feb 22, 2014 #2


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    You have to look at if its an electron withdrawing or electron donor group. What is CH3 and COOH?
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