Organic Chemistry

Which is more acidic p-nitro phenol or phenol?

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Wiki User
04/16/2009

surely para nitro phenol is more acidic than phenol because nitro group is a powerful electron withdrawing group such that it facilitiates the easily removal of protons and it deactivates the benzene ring. in phenol there is no electron withdrawing group so it is less acidic than para nitro phenol