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Carboxylic Acids

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Which of the following is true regarding the acidity of Compounds A & B?

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A Compound B is more acidic, because ethoxide is resonance stabilized
B Compound A is less acidic, because acetate is resonance stabilized
C Compound B is less acidic, because ethoxide is resonance stabilized
D Compound A is more acidic, because acetate is resonance stabilized
Ans. D Compound A is more acidic because it is a carboxylic acid. In general, carboxylic acids are more acidic than alcohols.

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