For this problem, we have to estimate the pKa values of each given functional classes:
Recall that pKa is the measure of the acidity of a compound: lower pKa → more acidic.
This means, we simply need to determine the functional group of each compound and the corresponding pKa values. The pKa values are:
Estimate the pKa values for the functional classes represented by the given molecules.
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