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    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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    (Original post by Lilly1234567890)
    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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    Difficult to interpret exactly what you mean!

    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?
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    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.
 
 
 
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