15. Which of these is the rate-determining step
in the nitration of benzene?
a. Protonation of nitric acid by sulfuric acid.
b. Protonation of sulfuric acid by nitric acid.
c. Loss of a water molecule by the
protonated species to produce the nitronium
d. Addition of the nitronium ion to benzene
to form the arenium carbocation.
e. Loss of a proton by the arenium ion to
16. Which of the following compounds would be
the least reactive in electrophilic aromatic
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