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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Highly branched carboxylic acids are less acidic than unbranched acids. Explain why?


The carboxylate ion of the branched chain acids is shielded from solvent molecules and thus resists for resonance whereas unbranched acids having lesser solvation effect shows resonance stabilized anion to show more acidic character.

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