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carbonyls reaction

I dont understand how to answer this question. what reactions take place and what products would form?
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Original post by taqiyah
I dont understand how to answer this question. what reactions take place and what products would form?

First identify the functional groups in compound A
Alcohol (OH) and carboxylic acid ( COOH), which is a weak acid
Metal + acid -> salt + hydrogen
Redox reaction

For 2
Add concentrated H2SO4 under reflux - esterification using alcohol and carboxylic acid
I drew the last one as displayed, as I found it difficult to draw it in skeletal
You need 2 for the last one because
Compound A has 2 carbons
Do make it cyclic structure, you can have 4 carbons in a ring
And it said ‘dimer’, meaning you need 2 monomers
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thank you very much, i understand it now

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