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which will give the least amount of ortho isomers on nitration? a) fluorobenzene b) chlorobenzene c) bromobenzene d) iodobenzene

which will give the least amount of ortho isomers on nitration?


a) fluorobenzene


b) chlorobenzene


c) bromobenzene


d) iodobenzene

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
11 years ago

Dear student,

It will be clear from the concept:

In aromatic nitration,aromatic organic compounds are nitrated via an electrophilic aromatic substitution mechanism involving the attack of the electron-rich benzene ring by the nitronium ion

Nitration of benzene

 

The formation of a nitronium ion (the electrophile) from nitric acid and sulfuric acid and subsequent reaction of the ion with benzene is shown below:

Aromatic nitration mechanism

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