Fri March 19, 2010 By: Siva Shiva


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Sat March 20, 2010


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

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