Out of o-nitrophenol and o-cresol
Question:

Out of o-nitrophenol and o-cresol which is more acidic?

Solution:

There is an electron-withdrawing group NO2 that is present in the ortho position in ortho-nitrophenol which enhances the acidic strength and makes more acidic. In o-

cresol there is an electron releasing group, they decrease acidic strength.

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