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Organic Chemistry 1

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Electrophilic Bromination of Ethyl Benzoate

ORGO1-MB@L1G

Give the expected product(s) of ring monobromination of ethyl benzoate and tell whether the bromination will occur faster or slower than with benzene itself.

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A

3-bromoethylbenzoate, faster than benzene itself.

B

A mixture of 2- and 4-bromoethylbenzoate, faster than benzene itself.

C

3-bromoethylbenzoate, slower than benzene itself.

D

A mixture of 2- and 4-bromoethylbenzoate, slower than benzene itself.