carbon

Asked by sivakumars | 19th Mar, 2010, 10:54: PM

Expert Answer:

 

Organic acid X is acetic acid with molecular formula CH3COOH

Compound  Y is ethanol  with molecular formula C2H5OH

Ethanol reacts with acetic acid in the presence of concentrated sulphuric acid to form sweet smelling compound, an ester ethyl ethanoate

Answered by  | 20th Mar, 2010, 09:02: AM

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