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Shankar_K , asked a question
Subject: Chemistry , asked on 12/8/11

Although NH2 is ortho & para directing ,nitration of aniline gives meta nitro aniline.

Abhimathy From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 3/11/11
9 helpful votes in Chemistry

 in aniline the NH2  group is basic in nature.when in reacts in the presence of acid,  the aniline gets protonated. A -NH3+ group is deactivating and meta-directing when it comes to aromatic electrophillic substitutions, thus yielding m-nitroaniline.

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