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    CH3COOCH2CH2CH3+H20

    is that propyl ethanoate and water? I have to find the product of the reaction by using hydrochloric acid in heat reflux condition. Please help
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    CH3COOCH2CH2CH3+H20

    is that propyl ethanoate and water? I have to find the product of the reaction by using hydrochloric acid in heat reflux condition. Please help
    It is indeed
    If you ever have any doubts about the names of organic compounds it's worth drawing them out in full :fluffy:
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    Thanks! but how would I draw the products of the reaction?


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    It is indeed
    If you ever have any doubts about the names of organic compounds it's worth drawing them out in full :fluffy:
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    Thanks! but how would I draw the products of the reaction?
    Well... first think what the reaction is.
    It's an acid hydrolysis reaction - you'd end up splitting the ester into a carboxylic acid and alcohol.

    So... what would the products be? :fluffy:
 
 
 
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