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By John D. Hepworth, Mike J. Waring, David R. Waring, Martyn Berry, E.W. Abel, A.G. Davies, David Phillips, J.Derek Woollins, Colin Drayton

ISBN-10: 0854046623

ISBN-13: 9780854046621

This sequence of books includes brief, single-topic or modular texts, focusing on the basic components of chemistry taught in undergraduate technological know-how classes. each one booklet presents a concise account of the elemental ideas underlying a given topic, embodying an independentlearning philosophy and together with labored examples. the only subject, one booklet strategy guarantees that the sequence is adaptable to chemistry classes throughout various associations.

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It is noted that these structures, 17 and 18, are tertiary carbocations and that they are further stabilized by delocalization of the charge onto the methyl group, which therefore shares some of the electron deficiency. No such benefit results from attack at the 3-position, which is therefore not a favoured site for reaction. Nitration of toluene occurs about 25 times faster than that of benzene under similar conditions. It leads to a 2:l mixture of 2- and 4-nitrotoluenes; only about 5% of the product is the 3-isomer (remember there are two ortho positions but only one para position).

In a o-bond between two atoms of differing electronegativities there is an unequal sharing of the electron pair, with the electrons being attracted towards the more electronegative atom. This causes a permanent polarization of the molecule. This influence of an atom or group on the . Inductive distribution of the electron pair is called the effects rapidly die away along a saturated carbon chain (see 4). Substituents in an aromatic ring that withdraw electrons in this way . They include not only halogens and the hydroxyl and exert a nitro groups, where an electronegative atom is attached to the ring, but also groups such as carbonyl and nitrile in which an electron-deficient carbon atom is bonded to the ring.

These products readily lose water to form quinomethanes (methylenecyclohexadienones), which react with more phenoxide. g. Bakelite) in which the aromatic rings are linked to methylene bridges. Reaction of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (the antiseptic TCP) with HCHO yields hexachlorophene, a widely used germicide. 14 The dihydroxybenzenes or dihydric phenols 15-17 have trivial names as shown. 15). 2). 1,3-Dihydroxybenzene is prepared industrially by the alkali fusion of benzene- 1,3-disulfonic acid. 1,4-Dihydroxybenzene is prepared in large quantities for use as a photographic developer, one process being by the oxidation of aniline with manganese dioxide [manganese(IV) oxide] in sulfuric acid to give benzo-1,4-quinone, which is then reduced to 1,4dihydroxybenzene (hydroquinone, quinol).

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