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Structure of the Nitro Group

Nature volume 134, page 217 (11 August 1934) | Download Citation

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THE usual formula given to the nitro group is containing a co-ordinate link1, and it is sup-ported by the parachor evidence2. On account of this dissymmetry, both the compounds 1-4-dinitrobenzene and 1-3-5-trinitrobenzene should possess finite electric dipole moments. Also studies in benzene3 and in naphthalene4 have resulted in moments of 0·6 and 0·8 Debye units being ascribed to the di- and tri-substituted compounds respectively.

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    • H. O. JENKINS.

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