Leah.J
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This is the MS answer to a question "Explain how the extra stability influences the chemical rxns that Benzene undergoes."
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Can I write that under std conditions Substitution rxns occur instead of addition rxns ? Because addition rxns can occur.
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Idk if my question makes a lot of sense
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Yes, but you have to mention why benzene is so stable and hence why it shows preference to electrophilic substitution

In essence, the benzene ring is very stable and breaking it is thermodynamically unfavourable
Electrophilic substitution reactions maintain the benzene ring, as opposed to electrophilic addition reactions which render it broken, and so the latter is unfavourable

All in all, the stability of the ring resists electrophilic addition reactions (unless you have particular addition reactions at particular conditions)
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