Problem: Rank the following compounds in order of decreasing acidity, putting the most acidic first.III > IV > II > I I > II > IV > III IV > II > III > I III > II > IV > I

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Let’s first define a Bronsted-Lowry Acid and a Bronsted-Lowry Base.

Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor

Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor

amphoteric species it can act as an acid or as a base depending on the reaction conditions


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Rank the following compounds in order of decreasing acidity, putting the most acidic first.

III > IV > II > I 

I > II > IV > III 

IV > II > III > I 

III > II > IV > I

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