Problem: It may be surprising to a new organic student that the following reaction lies to the right.   a) Draw in the correct proton that is deprotonated and use correct arrows to show the acid-base reaction  that occurs. Draw the products for the reaction. b) Briefly explain what you must know to be true about the pKa for the organic molecule if the reaction lies  to the right.

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It may be surprising to a new organic student that the following reaction lies to the right.

a) Draw in the correct proton that is deprotonated and use correct arrows to show the acid-base reaction 

that occurs. Draw the products for the reaction.

b) Briefly explain what you must know to be true about the pKa for the organic molecule if the reaction lies 

to the right.

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