FreeMCATPrep Logo

Support us and cryptocurrency!
Try a browser that's faster, safer, ad-free, and earns you cryptocurrency for using it! W3Schools

More Than 475 Free MCAT Questions with Detailed Answers!

Click HERE for your Random Question from our MCAT Question A Day Archive

MCAT Question A Day - 2/3/14 - Answer!

The carbonyl group increases the acidity of the hydrogen atoms attached to the alpha carbon. The best explanation is which of the following?

A.  The oxygen in the carbonyl group can accommodate a negative charge.
B.  The carbonyl group is flat.
C.  The carbonyl carbon has sphybridization.
D.  The carbonyl group has a pi bond.

The correct answer is (A). The negative charge of the resulting carbanion is stabilized by the carbonyl oxygen.

Want more questions? - Click here to check out our MCAT Question A Day archive