how to identify meta direction groups

how to identify meta direction groups


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7 years ago
-R groups are meta directing groups. The pull the electrons towards them so the electron density on ortho and para position decreases so in a way the electron density in meta position is greater than ortho and para position hence -R groups are also known as meta directing groups. 
You've got to learn the list of -R groups.
Here’s one in order of strength of -R group:
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