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Ethanol to ethanoyl chloride
Original post by Entity505
Ethanol to ethanoyl chloride

So my presumption is you are asking how you would convert ethanol to ethanoyl chloride.

I would suggest “reverse-engineering” the starting molecule.

You should be aware that ethanoyl chloride is an acyl chloride - do you know what kind of organic compounds can be converted to acyl chlorides and what compound you use to do that?
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If you're struggling to remember, there are a few pages on chemguide that might be helpful :smile:

Acyl chloride preparation:

Main menu of organic compounds:

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