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How many structural isomers are formed from the mononitration of 1,3 dimethylbenzene watch

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    The MS says 2 but I keep getting three? Can anyone explain?
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    (Original post by AqsaMx)
    The MS says 2 but I keep getting three? Can anyone explain?
    Are you sure it's saying 2 only because for example it gives you one of the structural isomers?

    Other than that, I would agree there are three.

    Unless it's referring to the fact that because of the inductive effect of the methyl groups, they'll increase the likeliness of substituting the nitro group onto 2 or 4.
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    So you're not likely going to form 1,3-dimethyl-4-nitrobenzene.
    Nevertheless I would've still put three.
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    (Original post by RMNDK)
    Are you sure it's saying 2 only because for example it gives you one of the structural isomers?

    Other than that, I would agree there are three.

    Unless it's referring to the fact that because of the inductive effect of the methyl groups, they'll increase the likeliness of substituting the nitro group onto 2 or 4.
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    So you're not likely going to form 1,3-dimethyl-4-nitrobenzene.
    Nevertheless I would've still put three.
    Haha, silly me! It said other structural isomers, thank you !!
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    (Original post by AqsaMx)
    Haha, silly me! It said other structural isomers, thank you !!
    why is it 2?
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    (Original post by confusedspecimen)
    why is it 2?
    Well, it's actually 3 but the question gives an example of one and then says how more structural isomers can be made aside from the example.
 
 
 

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