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I was doing this question which asks me the product of a diazotisation coupling reaction between diazonium chloride and β-naphthol. I know that the diazonium salt will act as an electrophile and compounds like phenol will direct it towards the para position, but I am not able to understand why the diazonium salt attaches itself to the ortho position of the -OH group in this compound.
The salt can also attach itself to the other benzene ring opposite to the -OH group. Also there are two ortho positions with respect to the -OH group. Can somebody please explain this to me?
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