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Grade: 12th pass
        What is the Resion of benzoic acid is weaker then formic acid
5 months ago

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jeetesh patel
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Benzoic acid can act as both weak electron donating and electron withdrawing group. As carboxylate has two oxygen atom benzene act as weak electron donating group. Therefore acidity of benzoic acid is weaker than formic acid. The pka value of formic acid is 3.77 while that of benzoic acid is 4.202
5 months ago
Vikas TU
11142 Points
							
Dear student 
Formic acid is stronger than benzoic acid because it has a lower pKa value (formic acid pKa = 3.751; benzoic acid pKa = 4.204
Hope this will help 
Good Luck 
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