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Ethane-1,2-diol is heated under reflux with ethanoic acid and a small amount of H2SO4
catalyst. Compound A is formed with molecular formula C6H10O4.
Draw the structure of compound A.

I got this question wrong, mainly because i've never seen a question like this before. I know that alcohol and carboxylic acid makes ester but i dont really know how to draw esters, acyl chloride, amine and nitrile. Let alone coming up with a structure. So i have realised that there would be two esters but how would it look and what is the theory behind it
chemguide has some good info about esters: https://www.chemguide.co.uk/organicprops/estermenu.html; this might help with drawing esters in general (start of the second page in particular, as well as the first)

notice how there are two -OH groups on the alcohol in your reaction. this means that the product is a diester (contains two ester functional groups)

what can you work out about the structure of compound A from this?
Reply 2
Original post by bl0bf1sh
chemguide has some good info about esters: https://www.chemguide.co.uk/organicprops/estermenu.html; this might help with drawing esters in general (start of the second page in particular, as well as the first)

notice how there are two -OH groups on the alcohol in your reaction. this means that the product is a diester (contains two ester functional groups)

what can you work out about the structure of compound A from this?

That it will have two ester functional groups
Reply 3
I still don't understand, Can anyone draw the final product for me. So i can piece together everything
Reply 4
theres 2 carbons only, one OH on each carbon and the rest will be hydrogen
its a primary alcohol so if u reflex it it WILL form a carboxylic acid
but u have 2 OHs so a carboxylic acid will form on each carbon where ur Ohs initially were

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