why acetoacetic ester is acdic?

why acetoacetic ester is acdic?

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Aarti Gupta
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8 years ago
Acetoacetic ester(CH3COCH2CO2C2H5) is an diactivated compound.It is acidic in nature as this compound contains two acidic-alpha hydrogen atoms,(CH3COCH2) where these two H2 are acidic in nature.The acidity of alpha hydrogen increases because of additional activating carbonyl group.

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