Problem: Which H atom in vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is most acidic? Select the single best answer. a) Ha b) Hb c) Hdd) Hc

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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. 


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Which H atom in vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is most acidic? Select the single best answer. 

a) Ha 

b) Hb 

c) Hd

d) Hc

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