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Why is p-cresol more acidic than o-cresol?

In this video, we play around with phenol to compare the acidic strength of phenol derivatives - o-cresol and p-cresol. 0:00 - Introduction to phenol and its acidic strength 00:57 - Writing the conjugate base of phenol (phenoxide) 02:09 - Stability of phenoxide ion 03:47 - Delocalisation in phenoxide ion 05:44 - Comparing the acidic strength of p-cresol and o-cresol Practice this concept - https://www.khanacademy.org/science/organic-chemistry-essentials/x1918b84b5bb1f2e6:why-care-about-acidity-and-basicity/x1918b84b5bb1f2e6:acidity-of-organic-molecules/e/acidic-strength-of-phenol-derivatives Master the concept of acidic strength of organic molecules through practice exercises and videos - https://www.khanacademy.org/science/organic-chemistry-essentials/x1918b84b5bb1f2e6:why-care-about-acidity-and-basicity/x1918b84b5bb1f2e6:acidity-of-organic-molecules/e/acidic-strength-of-organic-molecules Check out more videos and exercises on the acidic and basic strength of organic molecules - https://www.khanacademy.org/science/organic-chemistry-essentials/x1918b84b5bb1f2e6:why-care-about-acidity-and-basicity 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/organic-chemistry-essentials. Created by Mahesh Shenoy.

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