Problem: Although nitrogen is more electronegative than carbon, an NH 2 substituent on benzene is a stronger EAS activator than a CH3 substitutent. Using no more than a couple of sentences, explain why this is.

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Although nitrogen is more electronegative than carbon, an NH 2 substituent on benzene is a stronger EAS activator than a CH3 substitutent. Using no more than a couple of sentences, explain why this is.

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