## Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

$H_2O$ is more acidic.
- Compare the stability of their conjugate bases: $H_2O: OH^-$ $NH_3: NH{_2}^-$ In the first conjugate base, the oxygen is the atom that has the charge. In the second cojugate base, the charge is on the Nitrogen. - Since Oxygen is more electronegative than Nitrogen, the first conjugate base will be more stable. - Therefore, the $H_2O$ is more acidic.