Nitrochloroform is prepared by the action of chloroform and

a. hot aq. solution of KNO3

b. hot aq. solution of NaNO2

c. hot conc. nitric acid

d. hot dil. HCl + aq.NaNO2 soution

Please explain with mechanism

The correct answer is c.

The Hydrogen of chloroform is replaced by NO2+ when treated with conc.nitric acid.

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