Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

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

Chapter 20 - Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles - Problem: 6

Answer

Lactic acid is a stronger acid.

Work Step by Step

This is because the electron withdrawing effect of the Hydroxyl group can be stabilized by the lactate anion.
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