Q. 244.0( 9 Votes )

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

Answer :

The ethylation reaction of benzene happens when an ethyl group is added to the benzene ring. Such a reaction is called a Friedel-Craft alkylation reaction. This reaction 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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