Jul '15
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  • Q:

    Acetone (on the left) and acetyl chloride (on the right) are shown below. Regarding deprotonation of a hydrogen from the left methyl group (for both molecules), which molecule will have the lower pKa and why?



     

    A

    The molecule on the left will have the lower pKa and destabilize the conjugate base

    B

    The molecule on the left will have the lower pKa and stabilize the conjugate base

    C

    The molecule on the right will have the lower pKa and stabilize the conjugate base

    D

    The molecule on the right will have the lower pKa and destabilize the conjugate base




    Tags: Aldehydes and Ketones | Acid/Base Equilibria | Acid Derivatives | Suggest a tag
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