Substitution reactions are the characteristic reactions of the benzene and it hardly undergoes addition reaction. Benzene is treated with bromine in the presence of ferric chloride as a catalyst then the compound called bromobenzene is formed and that is the compound generated from this product. The reaction is as follows:
The benzene’s aromaticity is responsible for its resistance towards many of the reactions that alkenes typically can take part. However, chemists have found out ways to react benzene following various other methodologies. We begin our discussion of benzene reactions with processes that occur not on the ring directly, but at the carbon immediately bonded to the benzene ring, more accurately called the benzylic carbon.