American organic compound A on treatment with ethyl alcohol gives a carboxylic acid B and compound C. Hydrolysis of C under acidic condition gives B and D. Oxidation of B with KMnO4 also gives D. Compound N on heating with Ca (OH)2 gives E . Compound E does not give Tollen's test and doesn't reduce Fehling's solution but forms yellow ppt with Brady's reagent. Identify A to E. 

Asked by mridulabarua05 | 21st Feb, 2019, 12:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Compound A = Acetic anhydride
a carboxylic acid B =Acetic acid
Compound  C =Ethyl acetate
Compound D =Ethanol
Compound E =Acetone or propanone.
 
 

Answered by Ramandeep | 21st Feb, 2019, 02:58: PM