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Among o-methylphenol and o-methoxyphenol which is more acidic and why?

Among o-methylphenol and o-methoxyphenol which is more acidic and why?

Grade:12

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vikas askiitian expert
509 Points
10 years ago

+R groups decrease acidity when attached to ortho or para position ...

+R effect of methoxy group is more than methyl group hence it will

decrease the acidity to more extent than methl group ...

therefore o-methyl phenol is more acidic than o-methoxy phenol..

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