Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 20 - Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles - Exercises: 64

Answer

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Work Step by Step

In this scenario involving m-hydroxyl, the charge of the negative charge on the carboxylic acid group is deemed stable because of the -I inductive effect of OH group.
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