Write down the products of ozonolysis of 1,2-dimethylbenzene (o-xylene). How does the result support Kekule structure for benzene?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  58

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Solution :-

o-xylene has two resonating structures showing different reactions as follows;

 

The three products are formed i.e., methyl glyoxal, 1,2-demethylglyoxal, and glyoxal from two Kekule structures. Since all three products cannot be obtained from any one of the two structures, this proves that o-xylene is a resonance hybrid of two Kekule structures.

Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago

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