# Is phenol more acidic than menthol?

## Even thought both menthol and phenol both have OH group, phenol is more acidic. What is the cause of that? Write structures of anions after losing H+ i explain trough resonance why phenol is more acidic.

Menthol is ${C}_{10} {H}_{19} O H$, whose asymmetric synthesis (amongst other things) won Ryoji Noyori a Nobel Prize in 2001, an alicyclic (i.e. secondary) alcohol. The acidity of this alcohol would be much less than that of phenol, for which phenoxide anion can be produced in water using sodium hydroxide.