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reaction of 2,4 dinitrophenol...

ahlok2002 - 14-6-2004 at 19:32

what will be the reaction between the 2, 4 dinitrophenol and concentrated acid sulfuric?
thanks for the help!

[Edited on 15-6-2004 by ahlok2002]

thunderfvck - 14-6-2004 at 19:49


I don't know.

NO2 is a strongly deactivated group, while OH is a strongly activating group.

4-hydroxy-2,6-dinitrobenzenesulphonic acid


2-hydroxy-4,6-dinitrobenzenesulphonic acid

I think the latter would predominate as there are two nitro groups and so twice the likely to produce such a chemical...