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Which of the following compounds will form significant amount of meta product during mono-nitration reaction ?


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Reaction of Aniline with dil. HNO3 -

With dil. HNO3 meta product is also formed in large amount because HN2 group is protonated and it becomes P - directing.



 On nitration of aniline, due to acidic medium it form anilimium ion which is a meta director which results significant amount of meta product.

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Option 4)

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