Shweta thakur Asked a Question
January 9, 2021 1:05 pmpts 30 pts
OJugation effect like resonance effect (as discussed under nitrphcnols) cannot opCrate at m-position ucrctorC, m-cresol is more acidic than o- andp-cresols. Out of o-and p-cresols, p-cresol is Inore acidic than o-cresol due to field effect which makes the loss of a proton little more difficult. Thus, the overall acidic strength of cresols relative to phenols decreascs in the order Phenol> m-Cresolp-Cresol >o-Cresol Conaen
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  • Dinesh khalmaniya thankyou
    Ortho and para both have Hyperconjugation while meta have only +I effect so meta is least Acidic than ortho and para. not in case of O and p cresol we will compir by inductive effe...
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  • Priyanshu kumar Best Answer
    CH3 group being nearer to phenol group in ortho leads to increase in electron density and thus destabilization of conjugate base leading to a weaker acid. Come to your doubt.... ge...
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    Priyanshu kumar
    got this shweta ?