Draw structural formulas for the major organic product of the reagents shown.
-You do not have to consider stereochemistry.
-Apply formal charges to any nitro groups.
-If there is more than one major product possible, draw all of them.
Nitration of para-nitrotoluene:
Though nitro groups make the benzene ring unreactive towards electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions, para-nitrotoluene might udergo acid catalyzed nitration to give 2,4-dinitotoluene.
Answer and Explanation:
The product of the reaction is shown below:
The nitro group is deactivating and a meta director. The methyl group is activating and an ortho-para...
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from AQA A-Level Chemistry: Practice and Study GuideChapter 16 / Lesson 4