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Presence of a nitro group in a benzene ring

a
activates the ring towards electrophilic substitution
b
renders the ring basic.
c
deactivates the ring towards nucleophilic substitution
d
deactivates the ring towards electrophilic substitution

detailed solution

Correct option is D

Nitro group is a electron-withdrawing group, thereby it deactives the ring towards electrophilic substitution of benzene ring.

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