Factors of Steric Inhibition of resonance(ortho effect)

Jun 29th, 2015
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The acidic strength of benzoic acid when substituted at ortho position is explained and the resonance effects that are inhibited are explaind.

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The variation in acidic strength of benzoinc acid due to steric inhibition of resonance:1.When a benzoic acid is ortho substituted the acid group des not exhibit resonance with benzene ring.2.This is because the carboxilic acid group goes out of the plane of benzene ring.

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