Apr '15
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  • Q:

    The molecule below is developed in the laboratory. A separate molecule is constructed where the NO2 group moves to the adjacent carbon atom. This alcohol is then deprotonated. The pka would be expected to:



     

    A

    Increase because the modification allows for better resonance to stabilize the negative charge on the conjugate base

    B

    Decrease because the modification allows for better resonance to stabilize the negative charge on the conjugate base

    C

    Increase because the modification eliminates the resonance stabilization of the negative charge on the conjugate base

    D

    Decrease because the modification eliminates the resonance stabilization of the negative charge on the conjugate base




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