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nitro group

noun Chemistry.
  1. the univalent group –NO2.
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Origin of nitro group

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called nitro radical.
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Historical Examples

  • The residue of nitric acid which replaces hydrogen in benzene is the nitro-group, and the compound is nitrobenzene.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola