Problem: The pKa of ethane is approximately 50; while, the pK a of acetone (CH3COCH3) is approximately 20. Using complete sentences, explain why acetone is 1030 times more acidic. (A correct answer MUST include drawn structures.)

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The pKa of ethane is approximately 50; while, the pK a of acetone (CH3COCH3) is approximately 20. Using complete sentences, explain why acetone is 1030 times more acidic. (A correct answer MUST include drawn structures.)

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