Asked by bharatsaran0004 | 10th Jan, 2021, 02:48: PM

Expert Answer:

(1) Order of acidic strength-
Acidic strength depends on ability to easily withdraw H+ ions. The electronegativity of an atom on the alpha carbon adjacent to the carboxylic acid functional group can affect acid strength. The greater the electronegativity, the stronger the acid. In these 4 acids electronegativity of atoms attached to alpha carbons is -
(2) Order of acidic nature-
Due to solvation effect, Methanol is more acidic than water. Ethanol is least acidic because of its +I effect.

Answered by Ravi | 11th Jan, 2021, 06:12: PM

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