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Vocaloid:

acidity of carbonyl compounds question

6 months ago
Vocaloid:

|dw:1542497850890:dw| @imqwerty would you mind assisting? I'm thinking it's either C or E

6 months ago
imqwerty:

option A has an active methylene group |dw:1542741933199:dw|

6 months ago
imqwerty:

this group is very acidic because of the stable conjugate ion

6 months ago
imqwerty:

in options C and E the singly bonded oxygens will reduce the delocalization of the negative charge by interfering with their lone pairs and hence the conjugate ion would be less stable than the one in option A

6 months ago
Vocaloid:

Ah. Good to know. Thank you.

6 months ago
imqwerty:

yw

6 months ago
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