Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solution - Exercises - Page 158: 4.36


$CH_3COCH_3$ acetone

Work Step by Step

The answer is acetone because the substance must be a weak acid. While the litmus paper tells us the solution is acidic, the substance does not conduct electricity as well as NaCl. The substance does not fully ionize and cannot be a strong acid. The only weak acid on the list is acetone.
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