Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Question

The strongest acid amongst the following compounds is

  • CH3COOH

  • HCOOH

  • CH3CH2CH(Cl)CO2H

  • ClCH2CH2CH2COOH

Answer

C.

CH3CH2CH(Cl)CO2H

α-chlorobutyric acid is more stronger acid than others due to - I effect of Cl. 

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