Assertion (A): Nitration of benzene with nitric acid

Question:

Assertion (A): Nitration of benzene with nitric acid requires the use of

concentrated sulphuric acid.

Reason (R): The mixture of concentrated sulphuric acid and concentrated

nitric acid produces the electrophile, NO2+.

(i) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.

(ii) Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(iii) Both A and R are not correct.

(iv) A is not correct but R is correct.

Solution:

Option (i) is correct

Leave a comment

None
Free Study Material