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Question regarding -I (negative inductive effect) producing group - Organic chemistry

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Jan8-13, 04:39 AM
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Why is Nitrogen dioxide , a strong -I producing group that fluorine , or chlorine etc ? This must mean that NO2 is more electronegative that halogens also , but why is it so ? Is it due to resonance ? Or due to the fact that its formed from a coordinate compound HNO3 ?

I wondered for this question long , but failed to obtain answer...

Thanks in advance .....
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