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Aromatic Compounds

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The group -NO2 can be best described as:

A An ortho/para activator.
B A meta activator.
C An ortho/para deactivator.
D A meta deactivator.
Ans. D The nitro group (-NO2) is a strongly electron withdrawing group, and thus a meta deactivating group. So it favors meta substitutions the most.

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