When benzene is heated with acetic anhydride in presence of anhydrous aluminium chloride , the product is

Options :
  1. acetophenone
  2. toluene
  3. benzoic acid
  4. phenyl acetic acid
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Answer: Option 1


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By: Diwakar Adhikari On: Jan/13/2017

When Acetic Anhydrous is heated in the presence of anhydrous AlCl3 Acetic Anhydrous turns into Acyl Chloride while AlCl3 becomes hydrated so Freidel Crafts acylation takes place

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