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Identify the Strongest Acid Amongst the Followings: Chloroacetic Acid, Acetic Acid, Trichloroacetic Acid, Dichloroaceticacid - Chemistry

Identify the strongest acid amongst the followings:

  1. Chloroacetic acid          
  2. Acetic acid
  3. Trichloroacetic acid
  4. Dichloroaceticacid
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Solution

(c) Trichloroacetic acid
As the number of chlorine atoms increases, the electronegativity of that end of the molecule increases and the molecule adopts a progressively more ionic character (e.g. density, boiling point and acidity).

Concept: Physical Properties of Carboxylic Acids
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