Mono-nitrated product obtained on treating meta cresol

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What is the mono-nitrated product obtained on treating meta cresol with HNO3 and H2SO4?


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The electrophile can attack at 4 or 6 position on the benzene ring. How do I decide which one is major?
 

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You say 4-nitro, I say 6-nitro.... lets call the whole thing off!
 
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haha...ok
 

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