11th Class Chemistry Hydrocarbons

  • question_answer 68)   Why does presence of a nitro group make the benzene ring less reactive in comparison to the unsubstituted benzene ring? Explain.

    Answer:

      The meta-directing substituents (like ?\[N{{O}_{2}}\] group) withdraw electrons from the benzene ring and thus, deactivate the benzene ring for further substitution and make the benzene ring less reactive in comparison to the unsubstituted benzene ring.


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