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How does ortho-effect work in benzoic acids?

In this video, let's understand why ortho-substituted benzoic acids are more acidic than para and meta-substituted benzoic acids. We study beyond electronic effects to understand the stability of their conjugate base. Timestamps The goal of video - 0:00 Looking at ortho-substituted benzoic acids closely - 1:10 The spatial arrangement of benzoate ion - 2:40 Steric inhibition of resonance (SIR) - 3:27 What makes o-hydroxybenzoic acid more acidic than m- & p-hydroxybenzoic acids - 6:26 Conclusion - 7:16 Practice this concept - “https://www.khanacademy.org/science/class-11-chemistry-india/xfbb6cb8fc2bd00c8:in-in-organic-chemistry-some-basic-principles-and-techniques/xfbb6cb8fc2bd00c8:acidic-and-basic-strength-of-organic-molecules/e/acidic-strength-of-benzoic-acid-derivatives?lang=en” Check out more videos and exercises on “Acidic and basic strength of organic molecules” - https://www.khanacademy.org/science/class-11-chemistry-india/xfbb6cb8fc2bd00c8:in-in-organic-chemistry-some-basic-principles-and-techniques/xfbb6cb8fc2bd00c8:acidic-and-basic-strength-of-organic-molecules/e/basic-strength-of-organic-molecules-miscellaneous To get you fully ready for your exam and help you fall in love with “Organic chemistry”, find the complete bank of exercises and videos for “Organic chemistry essentials” here - https://www.khanacademy.org/science/class-11-chemistry-india/xfbb6cb8fc2bd00c8:in-in-organic-chemistry-some-basic-principles-and-techniques. Created by Mahesh Shenoy.

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