In the nitration of benzene the attack on ring is made by nitration ion, NO2+.

In the nitration of benzene the attack on ring is made by?

(a) NO2

(b) NO2-

(c) NO2+

(d) NO3-

NO2+

If we talk about electrophile that which electrophile is used in case of nitration of benzene – nitration ion (NO2+)

Yes, it is absolutely true, in case of nitration of benzene the attack on ring is made by NO2+. because, nitronium ion, NO2+ is a cation (removel of electron is known as cation). it is created by removel of an electron from the nitrogen dioxide molecule. this cation (NO2+) which is a strong electrophile, this phenomenon is called NO2+ (nitronium ion).

therefore, Option ‘C’ is the write answer.

You know that, removel of electrons gives a cation. and addition of an electron gives an anion. but in case of NO2+ ion, it is created removel of electron not addition of electron.


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