an organic compound A is a constituent in beverages. This compound on heating wid oxygen forms organic comp B having a molecular formula C2H4O2. Write the chemical equation of the reaction that takes place

Asked by  | 24th Feb, 2012, 10:13: PM

Expert Answer:

THe B is acetic acid and A is ethanol. Ethanol is constituent of  beverages. On reaction with oxygen while heating, it turns into acetic acid.
 
C2H5OH + O2 ? CH3COOH + H2O

Answered by  | 26th Feb, 2012, 07:01: PM

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