Acid chloride

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    Why is acid chloride highly electrophilic? Please explain.

  • @anag since Cl is a halogen -I effect dominates so there will be more Delta+ on carbonyl carbon atom
    In the other carboxylic acid derivatives the delta + will be less due to +m and +I effect
    So acid chloride is more electron deficient and hence more electrophilic

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