The equilibrium lies to the right.
Work Step by Step
- Compare the stability of the conjugate bases. 1. Atom - The base on the left has its charge on a carbon atom. - The base on the right has its charge on a oxygen atom. - Therefore, the one on the right should be more stable. 2. Resonance: - There aren't any ressonance structures for both bases. 3. Induction: - Induction will not be significant in this case. 4. Orbitals: - The orbitals will be insignificant in this case. - Based on factor 1, we know that the base on the right is more stable. - Therefore, the equilibrium will lie to the right.