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Arrange the following in order of decreasing acidity, where A is most acidic and C is least acidic.

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Arrange the following in order of decreasing acidity, where A is most acidic and C is least acidic.

Acidity of Carbonyl Compound

Carbonyl group is an electron withdrawing group, which makes the hydrogens on the alpha carbon acidic. The lower electron density is on the alpha carbon, the more acidic it is.

Answer and Explanation:

In decreasing acidity order: C > A > B


Compound C has two carbonyl groups drawing electrons away from the alpha carbon, therefore the alpha...

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Acidity of Carboxyl Groups: Description & Analysis
Acidity of Carboxyl Groups: Description & Analysis

from Chemistry 304: Organic Chemistry II

Chapter 5 / Lesson 3
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