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    Alright guys, just confused over a little bit here:

    http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/...W-QP-JUN06.PDF

    See q 4 a part ii

    I get the answer right for compound 1, but compound 2 - wtf. I thought as compound one was a carboxylic acid, compound 2 would be have two alchohol groups so condensation can take place. Didn't see that it is apparently an acly chloride, why is this? Cheers
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    (Original post by Lou Reed)
    It can be both. One of the compounds is either HOOC(CH(CH3))2COOH or ClOC(CH(CH3))2COCl.

    The other is HO(CH(CH3))2OH.
    Thats what I put But it's not on the mark scheme apparently? Or am I reading something wrong, if it is on there then sorted, if not then I'm confused
 
 
 
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