Predict which of the following species is the most acidic. Explain.
Acidity of organic acids is often predicted or compared using pKa. The lower the pKa is, the stronger the acid. For example, the pKa of R-C(O)-CH2-C(O)-R = 9 and that of R-C(O)-CH2-R = 19 (C(O) = …
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