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Which of the following species is less reactive than benzene towards ring substitution reactions? (A) Chlorobenzene (B) Bromobenzene (C) Nitrobenzene (D) Aniline

Which of the following species is less reactive than benzene towards ring substitution reactions?
    (A)    Chlorobenzene
    (B)    Bromobenzene
    (C)    Nitrobenzene
    (D)    Aniline

Grade:11

1 Answers

Amit Saxena
35 Points
8 years ago

Ring substitutionis electrophilic in nature. In nitrobenzene the (−NO2) group deactivates the ring and decreases its reactivity towards the electrophilic attack.

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