Problem: Rank the compounds from strongest acids to weakest. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.

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We are asked to rank the compounds from the strongest acids to weakest.


Recall:

1. Dicarbonyls have very acidic hydrogens in the middle carbon due to resonance capabilioties. (diketone>ketoester>diester)

2. Single Carbonyls can also resonate which means they can be acidic (Next)

3. Terminal Alkynes can be acidic  (Next)

4. Alkanes are the least acidic.


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Rank the compounds from strongest acids to weakest. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.

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