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Presence of a nitro group in a benzene ring (a) deactivates the ring towards electrophilic substitution (b) activates the ring towards electrophilic substitution (c) renders the ring basic (d) deactivates the ring towards nucleophilic substitution.

Presence of a nitro group in a benzene ring
(a) deactivates the ring towards electrophilic substitution
(b) activates the ring towards electrophilic substitution
(c) renders the ring basic
(d) deactivates the ring towards nucleophilic substitution.

Grade:upto college level

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Navjyot Kalra
askIITians Faculty 654 Points
8 years ago
Hello Student,
Please find the answer to your question
(a) Nitro group is electron withdrawing group, so it deactivates the ring towards electrophilc substitution.

Thanks
Navjyot Kalra
askIITians Faculty

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