Why benzoic acid is stronger than ethanoic acid ?


In case of benzoic acid the COOH group that is carboxylic group , is attached to benzene ring which is electron withdrawing in nature.

Structure of Benzoic acid

On the other hand in case of ethanoic acid we have alkyl group attached to the carboxylic group which is electron releasing in nature thus it decreases the acidic character by increasing electron density on the carbon atom of carboxylic group.

Ethanoic acid

Published by Ankush Sharma

I am M.Sc (chemistry ) from Punjabi University Patiala. I am a science teacher with expertise in chemistry, with 8 years of experience in teaching. Writing and blogging is my hobby, I write whenever I am free. I am constantly working on creating a new and easy way of learning the tough things in an effective way. I am constantly working to make authentic and reliable information to be shared with my students and widen the horizons of knowledge.

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