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which is a STRONGER ACID of the 2: METHANOIC ACID BENZOIC ACID... i'm under a confusion because my reasonings say that benzoic acid is stronger but i've read that formic acid is strongest... so wich is actually correct? plz elaborate and give the reasons why the acid is stronger?

which is a STRONGER ACID of the 2:


METHANOIC ACID


BENZOIC ACID...


i'm under a confusion because my reasonings say that benzoic acid is stronger but i've read that formic acid is strongest... so wich is actually correct? plz elaborate and give the reasons why the acid is stronger?

Grade:12

4 Answers

Ashwin Sinha
520 Points
11 years ago

Dear shreyas ramoji,

Benzoic Acd is the stronger acid when compared to Formic Acid !!

The C6H5- group is an electron withdrawing group(EWG) & it stabilises the acid more than Formic Acid which does not ...

 

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
11 years ago

Dear student,

Benzoic acid is stronger...

Ashish Tilokani
18 Points
11 years ago

when the h of formic acid is lost backbonding resonace takes place which is more stable than pi bonding resonance

Godfrey Classic Prince
633 Points
11 years ago

Dear shreyas ramoji,

Benzoic Acid is the stronger acid when compared to Formic Acid !!

There cannot be any doubt in it ...

 

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