Answer to Question #68471 in Organic Chemistry for Lingakaya ally

Question #68471
Which one is more acidic between 2-chloropropanoic acid and 2-chlorobutanoic acid?
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2017-05-25T11:25:09-0400
2-chloropropanoic acid is more acidic since the donor effect of butyl chain is higher than propanoic. That means that less of electron density will go to the carboxyl moiety and the hydrogen will be less labile in case of butanoic acid.

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