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Acidity of a benzene derivative

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    Can NaOH deprotonate compound II?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The solution says that it cannot, but I don't see why not! The benzene should not make it so basic such that it won't react with NaOH anymore, will it?
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  3. Feb 29, 2012 #2


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    You mean CH3OH (no benzene) reacts with NaOH?
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