Acid Strength

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Isabel Nakoud 4D
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Acid Strength

Postby Isabel Nakoud 4D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:36 pm

Why is Structure 2 a stronger acid than Structure 4?
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Casandra
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Re: Acid Strength

Postby Casandra » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:41 pm

Isabel Nakoud 4D wrote:Why is Structure 2 a stronger acid than Structure 4?

Because the electron withdrawing ability of H is greater than CH3 and as there is more electron withdrawing ability, the acidity increases.

Isabel Nakoud 4D
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Re: Acid Strength

Postby Isabel Nakoud 4D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:46 pm

Why does H have a greater electron withdrawing ability?


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