a carboxylic acid C2H4O2 reacts with an alcohol in the presence of H2SO4 to form a compound 'X' . the alcohol on oxidation with alkaline KMnO4 followed by acidification gives the same carboxylic acid C2H4O2 write the name and structre of --- carboxylic acid alcohol and the compound 'X'

Asked by Amber Tanweer | 25th Jan, 2014, 08:51: PM

Expert Answer:

Carboxylic acid =   CH3COOH ethanoic acid

 

Alchohol =   CH3CH2OH ethanol

 

X = CH3COOCH2CH3   ethyl ethanoate

 

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 27th Jan, 2014, 10:54: AM

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