Tue April 22, 2014 By: Ram Kumar

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Expert Reply
Wed April 23, 2014

Aqueous KOH results into substitution reaction.


It may be noted that more than one OH group cannot be present on the same carbon atom. In such a case, the compound will be extremely unstable and will readily lose a water molecule to form more stable propionic acid.


Thus, propionic acid is the major product along with water molecule.

Hence, the corrrect option is propionic acid (option 2).

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