Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 1 month ago

Rank compounds by pKa value, lowest to highest?

The choices are CH3OH, CF3OH, CH3SH, and CF3SH

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  • 1 month ago
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    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.

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