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Solution 21

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    H is more acidic.

    The simplest explanation is to look at the functional groups: H is a carboxylic acid, while H is an alcohol. The presence of the chlorine atoms will increase the acidity of H by inductive effects, but not enough to bring the pKa down to the level of a carboxylic acid.


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