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Organic Chemistry

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3 out of 3

Which of the following compounds can have significant amounts of intramolecular hydrogen bonding?

A Ortho-nitrophenol
B Para-nitrophenol
C Phenol
D Para-hydroxy benzaldehyde
Ans. A

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As you can see in the diagram, the intramolecular hydrogen bonding is most pronounced in ortho-nitrophenol because of the proximity of the -NO2 group to the hydroxyl group.