Problem: Rank the indicated protons in decreasing order of acidity.(A) II > I > III(B) I > III > II(C) II > III > I(D) I > II > III(E) III > II > I

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We’re being asked to rank the indicated protons in order of decreasing acidity.

Recall that pKa is the measure of the acidity of a compound: lower pKa  more acidic.

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Rank the indicated protons in decreasing order of acidity.

(A) II > I > III

(B) I > III > II

(C) II > III > I

(D) I > II > III

(E) III > II > I

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