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Increasing acidity n basicity

  1. Feb 6, 2008 #1
    i face difficulty in Q where we hav to arrange compounds/aromatic compounds in increasing order of acidity r basicity,plz tell me easy way to solve such arranging sequences Q quickly.:confused:
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  3. Feb 6, 2008 #2


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    Can't be done unless we know the compounds...
  4. Feb 6, 2008 #3
    A rough guide to organic molecules: things like carboxylic acids, are obviously acidic. When you see nitrogens in organic molecules think basic. Other than that it is hard to tell basicity/acidity without seeing the molecule.
  5. Feb 7, 2008 #4
    you also have to consider atoms such as chlorine which induce a -I effect on a benzene ring affecting basicty.......
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