The relative order of esterification of acids is 

  1. A

    RCH2COOH>R2CHCOOH>R3CCOOH

  2. B

    RCH2COOH<R2CHCOOH<R3CCOOH

  3. C

    RCH2COOH<R3CCOOH<R2CHCOOH

  4. D

    R3CCOOH>RCH2COOH>R2CHCOOH

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    Solution:

    The ease of esterification reduces as the number of R groups rises.
    Alcohol acts as a nucleophile during esterification, attacking the acid's electrophilic carbon.
    As a result, the order of decreasing acid esterification is

    RCH2COOH>R2CHCOOH>R3CCOOH

    A is the right answer.

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