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Identify the Weakest Acidic Compound Amongst the Following - Chemistry

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Identify the weakest acidic compound amongst the following

(a) p-nitrophenol                 

(b) p-chlorophenol

(c) p-cresol                         

(d) p-raminophenol

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Solution

(d) p-Aminophenol
Electron-withdrawing substituents make the phenol more acidic, while electron-releasing substituents make the phenol less acidic. p-aminophenol < p-cresol < p-chlorophenol < p-nitrophenol

Concept: Phenols - Physical and Chemical Properties
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