Organic chem..

Asked by  | 29th Dec, 2008, 04:25: PM

Expert Answer:

1. SInce A (C8H16O2) on hydrolysis with dilute sulphuric acid gives a carboxylic acid and alcohol, means that A is an ester.

2. Alcohol C on oxidation with chromic acid gives B. This means that both B and C contain same number of carbon atoms.

3. Therefore, A is CH3CH2CH2COOCH2CH2CH2CH3 , B is CH3CH2CH2COOH and C is CH2CH2CH2CH2OH

4. C on dehydration gives but-1-ene .

                                        Dehydration

CH2CH2CH2CH2OH             CH2CH2CH=CH2

                                            -H2O

Answered by  | 2nd Jan, 2009, 10:55: AM

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