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In acetic acid, CH3COOH, the OH hydrogen is more acidic than the CH3hydrogens. Explain

Organic Chemistry | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9781133952848 | Authors: William H. Brown, Brent L. Iverson, Eric Anslyn, Christopher S. Foote ISBN: 9781133952848 483

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Problem 4.13

In acetic acid, CH3COOH, the OH hydrogen is more acidic than the CH3hydrogens. Explain.

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Chemistry Vocabulary Chapter One Mixture: physical combination of two or more pure substances. There is no fixed ratio for the included substances. The substances can be physically taken apart. Solid: do not conform to their container, highly organized. Liquids: takes the shape of its container, moves a lot more. Gases: molecules move freely, they fill the whole container. Pure Substance: has a fixed composition that has not been changed Compounds: made up of atoms of two or more different elements. There is a fixed composition of atoms and molecules (ex. Amount of oxygen in H2O), and they must be chemically taken apart. Atoms: the smallest unit of an element that can exist as a stable, independent entity. You will never be able to see an atom. Elements: made up of atoms of one type. Molecule: fixed number of atoms (at least two) held together by chemical bonds in a certain spatial arrangement. * All compounds are molecules, but not all molecules are compounds. Molecules can have just one element, ex. H2. AND molecules can also be compounds. Greek Prefixes: Mono: one di: or bi: two tri: three tetra: four penta: five Hexa: six Hepta: seven octa: eight nona: nine deca: ten Hydrocarbon Prefixes: Meth: one Eth: two Prop: threeBut: four *if greater than 4 uses Greek prefixes Chemical reaction: process whereby reactants are transformed into products Chemical equation: representation of a reaction using chemical formulas (an arrow shows a chemical change) Combustion: rapid combination of oxygen with a substance to produce c

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
Edition: 7
Author: William H. Brown, Brent L. Iverson, Eric Anslyn, Christopher S. Foote
ISBN: 9781133952848

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In acetic acid, CH3COOH, the OH hydrogen is more acidic than the CH3hydrogens. Explain