December 1, 2015

Homework Help: Organic Chemistry

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:10pm.

These questions are somewhat difficult. I believe I am on the right track, but I want to make sure.

1. List these compounds in order of decreasing reactivity towards nitration. Explain your answer.

a) acetanilide
b) bromobenzene
c) toluene
d) acetophenone

2. a) Which is the stronger acid (phenol or methoxyphenol) Explain why (include resonance forms in explanation)?

b) Which is the stronger acid (phenol or p-nitrophenol)? Explain why?

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