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which is more acidic among o-methoxy benzoic acid and m-methoxy benzoic acid

which is more acidic among o-methoxy benzoic acid and m-methoxy benzoic acid

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GOPICHAND BODA
34 Points
10 years ago

O-methoxy benzoic acid

Aanisha Mishra
20 Points
9 years ago

methoxy group shows positive inductive effect. when it is attached at o-position, it can stabilise the -ve charge of _COO- .This is not possible at meta position. Therefore. o-methoxybenzoic acid is more acidic than m-methoxybenzoic acid.

dattu savili
31 Points
9 years ago

o-methoxy benzoic acid is more acidic than m-metoxy benzoic acid.

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