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Solution: Rank the following four acids in order of increasing bronsted acidity :H2F+, CH3OH, (CH3)2OH+, CH3SH2+

Solution: Rank the following four acids in order of increasing bronsted acidity :H2F+, CH3OH, (CH3)2OH+, CH3SH2+

Problem

Rank the following four acids in order of increasing bronsted acidity :

H2F+, CH3OH, (CH3)2OH+, CH3SH2+

Solution
  • Recall that Bronsted-Lowry acids are the acids who are willing to donate a proton or H+.

  • A good BL acid is usually positive or has an extra H since it will readily give off an H

  • In this case, CH3OH appears to be the worst BL acid from the selection

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