1) which compound is suitable for use in a fire extinguisher?
Rank the following processes in giving best yield for synthesis of 2-bromo-4-nitromethylbenzene from benzene.
nitration, bromination, alkylation
I need the answers to these questions, and brief explanation of how you derive the answers because I couldn't understand. Thank you so much for your help!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. C - it has the most carbon atoms and so can smother the fire effectively, while the others are too reactive due to the predominantly halogen composition
from first to last: bromination, nitration, alkylation: the benzene ring reacts differently to differing reactants, bromine is the most polar of the three, nitrogen the next and alkyls the least.