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Para nitro toluene reacts with Br2 in the presence of FeBr3, what is the product? Shouldn`t both the ortho positions with respect to methyl group be substituted by Br?

Para nitro toluene reacts with Br2 in the presence of FeBr3, what is the product? Shouldn`t both the ortho positions with respect to methyl group be substituted by Br?

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deepam
39 Points
8 years ago
i think the product is para nitro toluene and "br" at meta position with respect to methyl group because nitro is a very very strong with drawing group

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