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chem unit 4 ial edexcel

Which method may be used to make a carboxylic acid in a single reaction?
A Hydrolysis of an ester with sodium hydroxide.
B Hydrolysis of an ester with hydrochloric acid.
C Reaction of acidified potassium manganate(VII) with an alkene.
D Reaction of an acyl chloride with ammonia.


what is the answer
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Original post by nighthawk123
Which method may be used to make a carboxylic acid in a single reaction?
A Hydrolysis of an ester with sodium hydroxide.
B Hydrolysis of an ester with hydrochloric acid.
C Reaction of acidified potassium manganate(VII) with an alkene.
D Reaction of an acyl chloride with ammonia.


can someone explain how the answer will be c and not d?

Have you heard of amides?
Original post by Pigster
Have you heard of amides?


yes
Original post by nighthawk123
Which method may be used to make a carboxylic acid in a single reaction?
A Hydrolysis of an ester with sodium hydroxide.
B Hydrolysis of an ester with hydrochloric acid.
C Reaction of acidified potassium manganate(VII) with an alkene.
D Reaction of an acyl chloride with ammonia.


what is the answer


Since you've changed your Q, I'll bounce it back to you...

What class of compound/s would form in the four answers?
so in reaction A the compound formed will be a carboxylate salt followed carboxylic acid( 2 steps so i know its not relevant )
In B - a carboxylic acid is formed
in c- it will form a a carboxylic acid
in d-it will form an amide and ammonia chloride ( not relevant to COOH)

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