Select The Correct Option For Most Meta Directing Group

Select the correct option for the most meta directing group:

  1. a) NO2
  2. b) OCH3
  3. c) CHO
  4. d) CONH2

The correct option is a) NO2

Meta directors are also known as deactivators. In an electrophilic aromatic substitution, a substituent that helps in the electrophilic attack of the meta substituent is known as meta directors.

Examples of meta directing groups include nitro groups, alkyl groups, sulfones, and carbonyl compounds.

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