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Acidity question for phenol toluene and benzoic acid
« on: March 21, 2004, 05:19:49 PM »
where is the increasing acidity on phenol, tolune, and benzoic acid structures?




Edit: Edited subject for better indexing. Mitch
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Re:help please
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004, 06:54:38 PM »
Where's what?  :-\
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Re:help please
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004, 11:36:01 PM »
Are u asking us to help u rank them according to their acidity and why?
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Re:help please
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 08:16:35 AM »
yes please...the question is write the structures of phenol, toluene, and benzoic acid, and show the increasing acidity of each compound.

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Re:help please
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 09:14:53 AM »
C6H5-CH3 < C6H5-OH < C6H5-COOH (strongest acidity)

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Re:Acidity question for phenol toluene and benzoic acid
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004, 07:49:36 PM »
Benzoic acid is the most acidic, it's conjugate base is stabilized by resonance.  Phenol is next, and last toulene.

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