Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 2 - Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases - Exercises: 45

Answer

Acetone CANNOT react with NaOH because is has too high of a Pka value.

Work Step by Step

See explanation in the answer above. Notice that acetic acid, phenol, and pentanedione will react fine because they have a low Pka value.
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