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Nitrobenzene can be prepared by heating with a mixture of concentrated HNO3 and concentrated H2SO4. In this nitrating mixture, HNO3, acts as

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A base
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An acid
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A catalys
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A reducing agent
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Solution

The correct option is A A base
In preparation of nitrobenzene H2SO4, protanates nitric acid. So, H2SO4, acts as an acid while HNO3 which accepts proton, acts as a base.

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