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In the formation of diacetylferrocene, the product is always the one in which each ring is monoacetylated. Why is no diacetylferrocene produced in which both acetyl groups are on the same aromatic ring?

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This solution provides an explanation which will allow a student to develop a deeper understanding of organic chemistry problems, as they relate to using acetyl groups and aromatic compounds. This is discussed in about 100 words.

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This is because of the electron density (e.d.) or the nucleophilicity of the ring. Acetyl groups are an electron withdrawing group, so the substituted ...

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