Acidity of a benzene derivative

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Homework Statement



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Can NaOH deprotonate compound II?

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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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Borek
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You mean CH3OH (no benzene) reacts with NaOH?
 

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