Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 10 - Structure and Synthesis of Alcohols - Problems: Problem 10-7 c

Answer

2,2-dichloroethanol

Work Step by Step

The presence of electron withdrawing halogens makes the corresponding ion of the molecule more stable, thus more acidic. 2,2-dichloroethanol is more acidic than 2-chloroethanol because it has more electron withdrawing chlorines, resulting in a stable ion.
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