So I was drawing out the mech for Nucleophilic aromatic substitution when the EWG (electron withdrawing group) and LG (leaving group) are ortho to each other, but when there is no pi bond between the two carbons, and I ran into this;
Why not instead of doing this;
Does it just do this?;
Does it do that? If not, why?
Is this question wholly meaningless because of the way pi electrons are distributed in benzene rings?