benzyl vs phenyl

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  1. pistolpete007

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    whats the diff between these?
     
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    This had me confused for a while too. Phenyl is simply C6H5 directly connected to the substituent. Benzyl would be C6H5CH2 then connected to the substituent. Does this make sense? And they are basically just used with naming.
     
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    both are used when naming as a substituents.

    phenyl is Ø-R

    benzyl is Ø-CH2-R


    (Ø is a benzene ring)
     
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    Benzyl has an extra CH2 group in between.
     
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    I just got to a problem like this for my review... needless to say this is annoying :laugh:
     
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    they behave VERY differently in reactions so don't confuse them with one another becuase yes that extra carbon makes a big difference.
     
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    3 years later, this helped so much went from:confused: to :D
     
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    Can you elaborate here? This is good stuff to know.
     
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    the one thing i can think of right now is deciding if it's meta,ortho,para directors
     

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