What is the rate determining step in the nitration of benzene?
As far as I know, the rate determining step of the nitration of benzene is the addition of the aryl ring to the nitronium ion........
Aryl rings are generally nitrated by a so-called nitrating mixture, which is usually a mixture of conc. sulfuric, and conc. nitric acids. The 2 inorganic reagents deliver the nitronium ion, conceived to be
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