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What is the pKa of formaldehyde

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The lone pair after deprotonation can't be resonance stabilized, but it is in a sp2 orbital, and the oxygen provides inductive withdrawal.

Apr 19th, 2014

formaldehyde as a pka of around 13, lower than what's expected because of the highly inductive nature of the carbonyl oxygen and the lower energy of the sp2 orbital

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