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Electron withdrawing power

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:18 pm
by manasa933
In a carboxylic acid, which Oxygen has the electron withdrawing power?

Re: Electron withdrawing power

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:40 pm
by Jessica Lutz 2E
I believe that, when dealing with a carboxylic acid, the most important part to look at for electron withdrawing power is not the carboxyl group but what is attached to the carbon. For example, CCl3COOH has a large amount of electron withdrawing power because of the three electronegative chlorine atoms.