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2 bromo benzoic acid is more acidic than 2 chloro benzoic acid.Explain...

2 bromo benzoic acid is more acidic than 2 chloro benzoic acid.Explain...


 

Grade:12

1 Answers

Likith Narayan ss
19 Points
9 years ago

2 bromobenzene has bromine in ortho position and 2chloro benzene has chlorine in orthoposition therefore there will be hydrogen bond between H and Cl in 2chloro benzene  and hydrogen bond between H and Br in 2 bromobenzene . Cl has more electronegativity than Br.  2chloro  benzene has stronger hydrogen bond due to more electronegativity therefore it requires more temperature to break Hion than in 2 bromobenzene.since proton donor is acid therfore 2 bromo benzoic acid is more acidic than 2 chloro benzoic acid

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