1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Which one is a stronger acid- o- Toluic acid or p- Toluic acid? 3. The attempt at a solution I think o-Toluic acid will be less acidic because CH3 - group is nearer to the O-H bond and it will exert more +I effect compared to that in para- position. But at the same time o - Toluic acid increases the electron density of -COOH group by a greater amount than p - Toluic acid. What is the correct answer and why?