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Acid Strength

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:36 pm
by Isabel Nakoud 4D
Why is Structure 2 a stronger acid than Structure 4?

Re: Acid Strength

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:41 pm
by Casandra
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.

Re: Acid Strength

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:46 pm
by Isabel Nakoud 4D
Why does H have a greater electron withdrawing ability?