Explain why p-nitrophenol is a stronger acidthan phenol itself. Would p-methoxyphenol be a stronger or weaker acid than phenol?
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First we will note that the electron withdrawing properties of the NO2 substituent will stabilize the basic anion; it dissipates the negative charge by removing electron density from the ring. Because the nitro group makes them more stable, …
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