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Organic Chemistry 1

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Explain the Friedel-Crafts Product

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The following reaction proceeds to give exclusively the product shown.

Choose the BEST explanation as to why this is so.

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A

The Friedel-Crafts reaction proceeds through a free radical intermediate which rearranges to produce the product shown.

B

The Friedel-Crafts reaction proceeds through a carbocation intermediate which rearranges to produce the product shown.

C

The Friedel-Crafts reaction proceeds through a carbanion intermediate which rearranges to produce the product shown.