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which is more acidic 4-chloro benzoic acid or 4- methyl benzoic acid? and why?

which is more acidic  4-chloro benzoic acid or 4- methyl benzoic acid? and  why?
 

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grenade
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7 years ago
it is 4-methyl benzoic acid because of its mersomeric effect (resonance) of methyl gp. is less rather than that  4-chloro (para position)

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