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Electron-donating properties

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:38 am
by Ning_Yao_1B
I do not understand why CH3 has electron donating properties which make acetic acid a weaker acid than formic acid.

Re: Electron-donating properties

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:15 pm
by Shailyn_Moore_3C
CH3 has electron donating properties because when you draw the Lewis diagram for this species you'll see that the carbon has a an unpaired electron that it is ready to donate!