Jan '13
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MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course


  • Q:

    A chemical compound is insoluble in water. Upon reaction with NaOH, however, the compound becomes soluble. What has most likely happened to the chemical compound?

     

    A

    An -O- group or a -COO- group has been protonated

    B

    An -OH or a -COOH group has been ionized

    C

    A hydrogen from an alkyl group has been lost to OH- to make H2O and a water soluble carbanion

    D

    A hydrogen from an alkyl group has been lost to OH- to make H2O and a water soluble carbocation




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