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Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

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  • An electrophilic aromatic substitution is an electrophilic substitution in which it is one or more hydrogen atoms on an aromatic ring that are replaced by the electrophile.

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    see also arenium ion, Friedel-Crafts alkylation, Friedel-Crafts acylation, nucleophilic aromatic substitution

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