Skip to main content

Questions tagged [inductive-effect]

Use for questions regarding the so called inductive effect of substituents on properties of compounds.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
46 votes
2 answers

Inductive effect of hydrogen isotopes

Why does the electron-donating inductive effect (+I) of the isotopes of hydrogen decrease in the order $\ce{T} > \ce{D} > \ce{H}$? (where T is Tritium and D is Deuterium) Google has nothing to ...
Karan Singh's user avatar
  • 3,805
3 votes
1 answer

Effect of electronegative groups and length of alkyl chain on inductive effect among carboxylic acids

According to my teacher, the inductive effect in $\ce{CH3COOH}$ exists because of the electron deficiency on $\ce{C}$ (partial positive charge $\delta +$) as a result of the electronegativity of the ...
bruno's user avatar
  • 265
0 votes
3 answers

Odd looking carbocation stability order [duplicate]

I am studying introductory organic chemistry, suddenly this one started looking odd, The carbocation stability for three compounds as given by my book is shown below, Let me call those as ...
user avatar
12 votes
2 answers

Why hydrogen bonding in some acids make them a stronger acid when it is present even before deprotonation?

If we take the example of salicylic acid, hydrogen bonding is present in the acid as follows: Even after deprotonation, it has intramolecular hydrogen bonding as follows: My question: p-...
Neha's user avatar
  • 452
3 votes
1 answer

Inductive effect of alkyl ammonium groups

Why $\ce{-NR3+}$ has more -I effect than $\ce{-NH3+}?$ And what about order of $\ce{-NHR2+}$ and $\ce{-NH2R+}?$ My attempts I got idea about electronegativity of carbon atom in $\ce{R}$ is more than ...
Dracula's user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
1 answer

Stability of carbocation directly attached to a halogen atom [duplicate]

I have two compounds.. How is the first one more stable? As I have been taught that -I effect of Chlorine dominates its +R effect but to explain this case, My teacher is saying that because of the ...
Sanskar Jeswani's user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer

Comparing reactivity of 1-chloroethane and 1-chloropropane in an SN1 reaction

Beginning with a reference to a well known question. Order by reactivity towards SN1 reaction. According to some facts about SN1 reactions, rate depends on: Stability of carbocations Better leaving ...
user avatar
-2 votes
1 answer

Acidic strength order among hydroxytetralones [closed]

I can understand in 1 the conjugate base has more stability for better resonance but in 2 and 3 the effect of resonance cannot be considered. How can we compare the inductive effect in such case?
Shubhayu Basak's user avatar