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    Identify the organic product of the reaction of excess phosphorus pentachloride with 2-hydroxypropanoic acid (Lactic acid)
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    (Original post by Lee-maya)
    Identify the organic product of the reaction of excess phosphorus pentachloride with 2-hydroxypropanoic acid (Lactic acid)
    This is a chlorinating reagent. It replaces hydroxyl groups of alcohols with chlorine AND it reacts with carboxylic acid groups forming acid chlorides.
 
 
 
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