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

Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 3 - Acid-Base Reactions - 3.8 Showing A Mechanism - Problems: 3.39


First arrow: - From the negative charge. - To one of the hydrogens. Second arrow: - From the bond that loses the hydrogen. - To the oxygen.

Work Step by Step

1. Draw all the lone pairs that are missing. 2. Draw an arrow that goes from the atom that receives the proton to the proton. 3. Draw an arrow that goes from the bond that loses the proton to the atom that was connected to it.
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