In a general sense, any equation which expresses substituent effects in terms of two
parameters. However, in practice the term is used more specifically for an equation
for summarizing the effects of meta
- or para
- substituents (i = m or p) X
on chemical reactivity, spectroscopic properties, etc. of a probe site Y
in benzene or other aromatic system.
is the magnitude of the property Y
for substituent X
, expressed relative to the property for
are inductive or polar and resonance
substituent constants, respectively, there being various scales for ;
are the corresponding regression coefficients.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 1107
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