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We are asked which atom in vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is most acidic.
Since all identified H are attached to O, we can identify the most acidic H by looking at the ability to resonate.
Recall: Resonance stabilizes the conjugate base making the proton able to dissociate easily.
Which H atom in vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is most acidic? Select the single best answer.
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