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Mon January 16, 2012 By: Pratibha Roy

Identify the compounds

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Mon January 16, 2012
A is butylbutanoate. CH3CH2CH2COOCH2CH2CH2CH3
 
 
On reaction with H2SO4, it produces butanoic acid (B) and butanol (C).
 
CH3CH2CH2COOCH2CH2CH2CH3 -------------> CH3CH2CH2COOH + CH3CH2CH2CH2OH
 
The alcohol, i.e. butanol on oxidation will produce butanoic acid.
 
CH3CH2CH2CH2OH + KMnO4 ------------> CH3CH2CH2COOH
Butanol undergoes dehydration in the presence of H2SO4, and produces but-1-ene.
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