Suggest the name of a Lewis acid other than anhydrous aluminium chloride which can be used during ethylation of benzene.

 

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  126

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Solution :-

The ethylation reaction of benzene involves the addition of an ethyl group on the benzene ring. This reaction is called Friedel-Craft alkylation reaction and takes place in the presence of a Lewis acid. Any Lewis acid like anhydrous FeCl3 ,SnCl4 ,BF3 etc. can be used during the ethylation of benzene.

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