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(a) Rank ethanol, methylamine, and acetic acid in

Organic Chemistry | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321768414 | Authors: L.G. Wade Jr ISBN: 9780321768414 33

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Problem 17P

(a) Rank ethanol, methylamine, and acetic acid in decreasing order of acidity.

(b) Rank ethanol, methylamine (\(pK_b\) 3.36), and ethoxide ion (\(CH_3CH_2O^-\)) in decreasing order of basicity. In each case, explain your ranking.

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Acids are chemical agents or substances that release hydrogen ions (H+) into solutions or when added to water. i.e, it is a ion or molecule that donates hydrogen ions or disassociates into hydrogen ions.  

The strength of acids are measured using a pH scale. It is a scale that is used to represent the level of acidity in a solution. A solution with a pH of 7 is neutral, and a solution with a pH below 7 is an acid, and a solution with a pH above 7 is a base. A strong acid will have a strong conjugate base after donation of proton. The \(\mathrm{pK}_{\mathrm{a}}\) value and the conjugate base determines the order of acidity.

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
Edition: 8
Author: L.G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

This full solution covers the following key subjects: decreasing, Rank, order, methylamine, ethanol. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 25 chapters, and 1336 solutions. Since the solution to 17P from 1 chapter was answered, more than 1870 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “?(a) Rank ethanol, methylamine, and acetic acid in decreasing order of acidity.(b) Rank ethanol, methylamine (\(pK_b\) 3.36), and ethoxide ion (\(CH_3CH_2O^-\)) in decreasing order of basicity. In each case, explain your ranking.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 32 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Organic Chemistry, edition: 8. Organic Chemistry was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321768414. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 17P from chapter: 1 was answered by , our top Chemistry solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:41PM.

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