When a carboxylic acid is delocalised and an electron is removed. Does it become more positive or negative? And is it more stable or less stable?
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- 17-01-2016 16:41
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- 17-01-2016 16:59
Removal of an electron from a neutral species will always produce a positive species, but this cannot apply to a carboxylic acid.
Do you mean withdrawal of electron density by electronegative attachments?
- 17-01-2016 17:07
My guess is something like benzoic acid, i.e. does the electron withdrawing nature of the benzene ring make it a stronger or weaker acid.
Stronger than ethanoic.