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Problem: Rank the following compounds in decreasing order (most to least) of acidity. A. III>IV>II>I B. IV>II>III>I C. III>II>IV>I D. IV>III>II>I E. II>IV>III>II

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The most acidic H in each molecule is the H on COOH.


The main difference between the molecules is the Br. 

Inductive effect describes the way that electronegative atoms that are NOT CONNECTED to the acidic proton make the conjugate base more stable. 


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Rank the following compounds in decreasing order (most to least) of acidity. 


A. III>IV>II>I 

B. IV>II>III>I 

C. III>II>IV>I 

D. IV>III>II>I 

E. II>IV>III>II

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