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Presence of nitro group in a benzene ring:


A
renders the ring basic
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B
deactivates the ring towards nucleophilic substitution
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C
deactivates the ring towards electrophilic substitution
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D
activates the ring towards electrophilic substitution
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Solution

The correct option is C deactivates the ring towards electrophilic substitution
Nitro group shows - R effect and withdraws electron density from the benzene ring and hence deactivates the ring towards electrophilic aromatic substitution

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