Six EAS Reactions You Should Know for the DAT
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    Key Takeaway

    In an Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) reaction, the benzene ring acts as a nucleophile that attacks an electrophile. The reaction mechanism below outlines the flow of electrons that occurs during all EAS reactions.

    Here are the six EAS line reactions you should know for the DAT:

    How to Easily Distinguish Ortho, Meta, and Para Directors in EAS Reactions
    How to Easily Distinguish Ortho, Meta, and Para Directors in EAS Reactions
    Now we need to focus on benzene substituents and how they affect the location of subsequent additions. Here’s a list of the ones you would most likely see.
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