Acidity: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #11

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Acidity is a tricky concept, and it’s not always like how we see it in the movies. As organic chemists, we need to know how to predict the strength of weak acids and bases. In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry, we’ll learn four key factors that we can use to predict relative acidity. This important tool will help us us to predict the products of chemical reactions.

Episode Sources:
Chen, J., Zhao, Y., Li, X. C., & Zhao, J. H. (2019). Pyridine alkaloids in the venom of imported fire ants. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 67(41), 11388-11395.
Everts, S. (2014). “An Ant’s Acid Antidote” Chemical and Engineering News, 92(9), 44-45.
Trummal, A., Lipping, L., Kaljurand, I., Koppel, I. A., & Leito, I. (2016). Acidity of strong acids in water and dimethyl sulfoxide. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120(20), 3663-3669.

Series Sources:
Brown, W. H., Iverson, B. L., Ansyln, E. V., Foote, C., Organic Chemistry; 8th ed.; Cengage Learning, Boston, 2018.
Bruice, P. Y., Organic Chemistry, 7th ed.; Pearson Education, Inc., United States, 2014.
Clayden, J., Greeves, N., Warren., S., Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed.; Oxford University Press, New York, 2012.
Jones Jr., M.; Fleming, S. A., Organic Chemistry, 5th ed.; W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2014.
Klein., D., Organic Chemistry; 1st ed.; John Wiley & Sons, United States, 2012.
Louden M., Organic Chemistry; 5th ed.; Roberts and Company Publishers, Colorado, 2009.
McMurry, J., Organic Chemistry, 9th ed.; Cengage Learning, Boston, 2016.
Smith, J. G., Organic chemistry; 6th ed.; McGraw-Hill Education, New York, 2020.
Wade., L. G., Organic Chemistry; 8th ed.; Pearson Education, Inc., United States, 2013.

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