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Which is more acidic - HCOOH or 2,4,6 Trinitro Phenol?

Which is more acidic -  HCOOH  or  2,4,6 Trinitro Phenol?

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askiitians expert khajavali
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12 years ago

i will give order of acidity

i.e aromatic acids>aliphatic acids>phenols>aliphatic alcohols>water>1-alkyne

formic acid is more acidic than tri nitro phenol this concept is explained by inductive effect

in the case of tri nito phenol there are there electron with drawing groups as the  no. of electron with drawing groups increases acidity of phenols decreases

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