What would you expect the product(s) of nitration of ortho nitro toluene to be. Explain your answer and indicate which product you would expect to predominate and why.
Nitration of benzenes:
Nitration of benzene is an example of an electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction. It is carried out in the laboratory by reaction of benzene with nitric acid in the presence of a catalytic amount of sulfuric acid.
Answer and Explanation:
The methyl group is an ortho-para director while the nitro group is a meta director to give the two products shown. The major product is less...
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from AQA A-Level Chemistry: Practice and Study GuideChapter 16 / Lesson 4