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Sec. 6: Alcohols, Ethers 1 Alcohols Order the following compounds from most to least acidic? A) 1 > 2 > 3 B) 3 > 2 > 1 C) 2 > 1 > 3 D) 3 > 1 > 2 E) 1 > 3 > 2 Which of the following equilibriums would not be shifted to the right? OH A) CH 3 O O CH 3 OH B) OH 2 CH 3 O C) + + + O CH 3 OH OH CH 3 O + OH CH 3 OH + + C OH OH 2 1 2 3 HO
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Sec. 6: Alcohols, Ethers 2 Alcohols may be weakly basic as well as being acidic. Molecules that can be both acidic and basic are called amphoteric . R OH 2 R OH R O Alkoxonium ion Alcohol Alkoxide ion Strong Acid Strong Base Weak acid and base strong acid mild base strong base mild acid Very strong acids are required to protonate alcohols.
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Sec. 6: Alcohols, Ethers 3 Preparation of Alcohols 90 % 10 % A) S N 1 B) S N 2
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