anag last edited by
Why is acid chloride highly electrophilic? Please explain.
Sanket Biradar last edited by Sanket Biradar
@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