Asked by Ram Kumar | 22nd Apr, 2014, 11:10: AM

Expert Answer:

Aqueous KOH results into substitution reaction.


It may be noted that more than one OH group cannot be present on the same carbon atom. In such a case, the compound will be extremely unstable and will readily lose a water molecule to form more stable propionic acid.


Thus, propionic acid is the major product along with water molecule.

Hence, the corrrect option is propionic acid (option 2).

Answered by  | 23rd Apr, 2014, 11:39: AM

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