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Why is p-toluic acid more acidic than 4-hydroxy benzoic acid?

Why is p-toluic acid more acidic than 4-hydroxy benzoic acid?

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
Beacuse in 4-hydroxy benzoic acid? 
the hydroxy group .i.e -OH group shows more strong +M and +I effect than -CH3 group in
p-toulic acid.

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