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Why is CH3-OH more acidic than H2O? Please explain with reason.

Why is CH3-OH more acidic than H2O? Please explain with reason.

Grade:11

1 Answers

Arun
25763 Points
2 years ago
Dear Abhishek
 
It cant be explained by +I effect or conjugate base theory.

 It can only be explained by the bond energy of 'O-H' bond . Due to methyl group this bond is weak so easily break to into CH3O(-) where as bond energy in H2O is more hence H2O is more basic then methyl alcohol. 

Also remember, science is made to explain experimental observations. And, I say this from personal experience, most of the time, logic fails in organic chemistry.

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