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  • Q:

    Given the two phenols below, which phenol is expected to have the lower pKa and why? The pKa refers to the alcohol site for deprotonation.



     

    A

    The molecule on the right will have the lower pKa and increased resonance stabilization

    B

    The molecule on the right will have the lower pKa and decreased resonance stabilization

    C

    The molecule on the left will have the lower pKa and increased resonance stabilization

    D

    The molecule on the left will have the lower pKa and decreased resonance stabilization




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