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Phenol is more acidic than Alcohols. Why?

Phenol is more acidic than Alcohols. Why?

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Phenol is more acidic than alcohols due to stabilisation of phenoxide ion through resonance. Presence of electron withdrawing group increases the acidity of phenol by , stabilising phenoxide ion while presence of electron releasing group decreases the acidity of phenol by destabilising  phenoxide ion.

answered Jul 18, 2017 by pady_1
 
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