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Why Phenol Undergoes Electrophilic Substitution More Easily than Benzene? - Chemistry

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Why phenol undergoes electrophilic substitution more easily than benzene? 

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–OH, group of phenol is an activating group that increases the electron density at ortho/para position within the benzene ring so that electrophile can easily attack at ortho/para position in phenol than in benzene. 

Concept: Chemical Reaction of Ethers - Electrophilic Substitution
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