What is dinitration?

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What is dinitration?

Functional Groups in Organic Ring Systems:

There are different functional groups in organic chemistry that contain nitrogen, such as amino groups (-NH2), nitrile groups (≡N:), and nitro groups (-NO2). There are situations where more than one of these groups can be found or be added to unsaturated organic compounds, such as alkenes, alkynes, benzenes, or other similar starting compounds.

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Dinitration refers to reactions that result in two nitro groups (-NO2) being added to an unsaturated organic molecule like benzene or similar. An...

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Nitration: Reaction & Products
Nitration: Reaction & Products

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