Rank compounds by pKa value, lowest to highest?
The choices are CH3OH, CF3OH, CH3SH, and CF3SH
- hcbiochemLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
CF3OH < CH3OH < CF3SH < CH3SH
Because O has a much greater electronegativity than S, both alcohols will be more acidic than the two thiols. Because of their very high electronegativity, the compounds with F will be more acidic than those without.