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Homework Help: Relavite acidity

  1. Dec 2, 2008 #1
    Why is a) more acidic than b) when C is more electron withdrawing than H? Electron withdrawal by a substituent increases acidity...
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  3. Dec 2, 2008 #2


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    Consider the fact that the CH3 group is electron donating relative to H and what influence this would have on the conjugate bases.
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