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Homework Help: Product of the reaction of benzene with acetone in sulfuric acid?

  1. Nov 3, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What will result in the reaction of benzene with acetone in sulfuric acid?
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Is bisphenyl correct?
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  3. Nov 6, 2017 #2


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    Are you sure these are the correct reagents? First, benzene and sulfuric acid are not particularly reactive here (sulfonation generally requires super-aggressive oleum). Second, you say acetone but posted a picture of isobutylene. I’m inclined to think you meant what happens to acetone in a benzene solvent under acidic conditions (H+ catalyst).
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