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Why is water more acidic than alcohol?

THE ANSWER CAN BE UNDERSTOOD EASILY BY LOOKING AT THE FOLLOWING POINTS:- 1. In case of alcohol the Oxygen atom is joined to the alkyl group on one side and hydrogen atom on the other side, being electron releasing in nature the alkyl group increase the electron density on Oxygen atom , thus making it

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Which is more acidic ortho methyl phenol or phenol?

the phenol is more acidic as compared to ortho methyl phenol because the methyl group is electron releasing group which will increase the electron density in the ring as well as on the carbon atom attached to -OH (hydroxyl group) thus -OH group will not release the H+ ion. but in case of phenol there

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