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Briana Lopez 1K wrote:Why is CH3COOH a stronger acid than CH3OH?
CH3COOH is a stronger acid because when it donates a proton, the resulting compound it forms is more stable due to delocalization of electrons. This is evident when you draw the Lewis structure, as the resulting compound has resonance.
When the proton in CH3OH is lost, the electrons will not be able to delocalize.
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