A C-D bond is harder to break than a C-H bond, and, consequently, reactions in which C-D

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A C-D bond is harder to break than a C-H bond, and, consequently, reactions in which C-D bonds are broken proceed more slowly than reactions in which C-H bonds are broken. What mechanistic information comes from the observation that perdeuterated benzene, C6D6, is nitrated at the same rate as normal benzene, C6H6?
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Organic Chemistry

ISBN: 978-1118133576

11th edition

Authors: Graham Solomons, Craig Fryhle, Scott Snyder

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