Results for: Xylene

In Organic Chemistry

What happens with a Friedel craft acylation on o-xylene?

O-xylene is a benzene ring with two methyl groups in the ortho-positions. Methyl groups on a benzene ring act as o,p-directors, which means that they direct electrophiles to t (MORE)
In Chemistry

How do you differentiate between para-xylene and ortho-xylene?

Probably the easiest way is to take an NMR and look at the aromatic region (7-8 chemical shift).  p-xylene has 4 equivalent aromatic protons (giving only 1 peak in the 7-8 (MORE)