Q. 11 A

Give reasons:

C-Cl bond length in chlorobenzene is shorter than C-Cl bond length in

Answer :

In the case of chlorobenzene, the C-Cl bond length is shorter because the C-Cl bond gets partial double bond character due to the +M effect shown by the Cl group. Due to the double bond nature of the bond, the bond length is less in case of chlorobenzene.

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