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sir wud u please tell me the general acidic strength order of the followings groups of compounds: alcohols, phenols, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, ethers

sir wud u please tell me the general acidic strength order of the followings groups of compounds:


alcohols, phenols, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, ethers


 

Grade:12

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Askiitians Expert Himanshu Geed - IIT Delhi
31 Points
11 years ago



Dear Anmol,


Acidic strength is mainly the ability to release a proton in a reaction. More stable the resulting product after deprotonation, the more stronger the acid is.

So, the order you asked will be like this,

Ethers<Ketones<Aldehydes<Alcohols<Phenols<Carboxylic Acids


Carboxylic acids & phenols are stabilised by resonance delocalisation of charge after deprotonation. So they're the stronger ones.


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