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Why +M effect of ---OH is greater than that of ---OCH3 ?

Why +M effect of ---OH is greater than that of ---OCH3 ?

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Arun
25758 Points
3 years ago

The -R group in -OR causes steric repultions with lone pairs, increasing bond angles. Due to which %s character is increased; making -O- atom of -OR more electro-negative and thus affecting donor tendency.


 

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