Consider structures I-III below, and answer the following questions.
a. In each structure, circle the carbon on which the most acidic hydrogens are located.
b. Rank the compounds I-III in order from most acidic (1) to least acidic (3).
c. Explain your choice for the most acidic compound by drawing resonance structures below. How does the number of resonance structures you drew compare to those that can be drawn for the other two choices?
The question belongs to Chemical Engineering and it is about finding location of hydrogen atoms, ranking the compounds for most acidic.
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