# Nitration of haloarene

Question: Convert benzene to 4-bromonitrobenzene.

My attempt:

Answer given:

Is my solution correct? Can aryl halodes react directly with $$\ce{AgNO2}$$ to form aryl nitrate?

• AgNO2 may react with the two bromine atoms. Jul 3 '21 at 19:29
• Or, in this case, with neither - this is a method for aliphatic nitro compounds not aromatic. Jul 3 '21 at 20:03
• (1) The bromine workup in your answer can be quite messy. If you increase the concentration of bromine, it can lead multiple isomer(both o- and p-isomer). It can also lead to formation of the tribromo- compound. (2) Why do you think AgNO2 will react with one bromine atom? (3) AgNO2 does react more with alkyl halides than aromatic halides Jul 4 '21 at 5:10