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    Resonance Forms of the Enolate Ion of Acetophenone

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    In the stepwise trihalogenation process of a methyl group in acetophenone the methyl group in intitially deprotonated. This deprotonation species bears a negative charge on the carbon atom is stabilized by resonance. Show resonance forms and briefly explain.

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    Resonance Forms of the Enolate Ion of Acetophenone are examined.

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