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Orgo question

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by kejs, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. kejs

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    Having some difficulty with this one....
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    The answer is C but could someone explain?
     
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    To deprotonate something, you need to have a strong base. All other choices are strong bases except C. C is a conjugate base of a strong acid, which is weak.
     
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    *slaps myself in the head* Wow, I knew that but wasn't able to apply it here :oops:

    Thank you!
     
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    Actually...I thought C was acetic acid. Isn't that a weak acid?
     
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    ^it is a weak acid, i think he/she meant relative to the other choices
     
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    Did you ever spill vinegar in your eye? I bet you won't think it's a weak acid anymore!
     
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    Ohh ok, I see. thanks for the clarification.

    And I'm sure I would consider it a strong acid if that thing ever touched my eye!
     

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