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Which of the following is formed when aniline reacts with anhydrous AlCl3 ?

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C
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Solution

The correct option is C
Aniline does not undergo ​Friedel-Crafts reaction neither alkylation nor acylation.​ NH2 group gets coordinated with the Lewis acid and salt is formed between Lewis acid and aniline.

The reaction is as follows:

+R effect of NH2 diminished due to ​salt formation. Hence, the correct answer is option (c).

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