Question 152 of 169

When nitrobenzene is treated with Br2 in presence of FeBr3, the major product formed is m-bromonitrobenzene. Statements which are related to obtain the m-isomer are:

(a) the relative electron density on meta carbon is more than that of ortho and para positions

(b) loss of aromaticity when Br+ attacks at the ortho and para positions and not at meta position

(c) easier loss of H+ to regain aromaticity from the meta positions than from ortho and para positions

(d) none of the above