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    why is ch3 in brackets here and not NO2?
    Also is this compound called 2-methylnitrobenzene?
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    why is ch3 in brackets here and not NO2?
    Also is this compound called 2-methylnitrobenzene?
    I'm not 100% on the use of brackets here, but I wold surmise that the carbon chains are being described first and the bracket is included to confirm that the nitro group is also connected directly to the benzene ring.

    Systematic name looks OK

    2-nitrotoluene is an older name
 
 
 
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