why ortho substituted benzoic acids will be more acidic and why para toluic acid is less acidic then meta toluic acid acid is

Asked by  | 27th Apr, 2012, 04:02: PM

Expert Answer:

ortho substituted benzoic acid are more acidic due to ortho effect. 
meta toluic acid is more acidic where as p -toulic acid is less acidic because it decresses the effect of destabalising the carboxylate ion.

Answered by  | 3rd May, 2012, 12:43: AM

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