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### Why are sulfites often ignored in soil studies?

I think Andrew is correct in his statement: I think it's generally assumed that sulfite has a short lifetime in soil, decomposing to $\ce{SO2}$ gas or getting oxidized to sulfate. Sulfur is found in ...
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### Acidic strength of nitrophenols

I have recently answer a question about some $\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a}$ value discrepancies on different hydroxytetralone derivatives. As Oscar Lanzi pointed out in his answer that the major reason why ...
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### Why are sulfites often ignored in soil studies?

This article(ref.) gives you your answer: While techniques are available for determining the concentration of most S-oxides in soil, determination of soil sulphite has been largely neglected. This is ...

### Acidic strength of nitrophenols

There may be hydrogen bonding between the hydroxyl hydrogen and a nitro group oxygen in the ortho isomer, which would stabilize the proton. But 0.09 $\pu{pK_a}$ unit could be within experimental error....
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### Acidity of alcohols and basicity of amines

Qualitative attributes like strong, weak, very weak, very very weak (acid/base) have no widely accepted agreement/definition what it exactly means quantitatively. As consequence, different sources may ...
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### Acidity of alcohols and basicity of amines

There exist several sorts of weak acids. They can be weak, very weak and very very weak acids. Weak acids react with weak and strong bases. Very weak acids do not react with weak bases. They do react ...
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### Acidity of alcohols

As mithoron has said in the comments, alkyl basically acts as an EWG in the gas phase, as shown e.g. by Boand et al. It's easily seen that it is very very weak, which could be easily explained, as ...
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### Why is formic acid a stronger acid than acetic acid?

We may also consider solvation. Formate ion is relatively compact and thus more readily solvated by water molecules than acetate or other carboxylates, which are encumbered by their hydrocarbon groups....
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