Electron withdrawing

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Electron withdrawing

Postby Rachael_1H » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:12 am

What is electron withdrawing and how do we know how electron withdrawing a bond is?

For instance, the answer key to our text states that the bond between the CCl3 group and COOH group in C2HCl3O2 is more electron withdrawing than the CH3 group in C2H4O2, which makes C2HCl3O2 a stronger acid.

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Re: Electron withdrawing

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:48 am

You can use electronegativity to see that the CCl3 group would be very electron withdrawing.

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