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Although -NH 2 group is ortho and para- detecting group , nitration of aniline gives along with ortho and para-derivtives meta derivatives also. Give Reason.

Although -NH2 group is ortho and para- detecting group , nitration of aniline gives along with ortho and para-derivtives meta derivatives also. Give Reason.

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Suraj Prasad IIT Patna
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6 years ago
See, ortho and para directing groups doesn’t mean that the meta will not formed . Only the thing is that meta is produced in very less quantity i.e. minor product .

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