1. (Science: chemistry, physics) Of such a nature relatively to some other associated body or bodies, as to tend to the negative pole of a voltaic battery, in electrolysis, while the associated body tends to the positive pole.
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... thing possible) it would be the second one: inductive effect - OH pulls electrons away from the carbon, the carbon on the carboxyl becomes more electropositive. But i think that there wouldn't be much difference anyway - I mean, the conjugate base is stabilized by resonance in both, the inductive ...
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