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An organic compound ‘A’ is widely used as a preservative in pickles and has a molecular formula C2H4O2. This compound reacts with ethanol to form a sweet

smelling compound ‘B’ a. Identify the compound ‘A’.

For XIII class CBSE.


CH3COOH  +  C2H5OH  --------------------->   CH3COOC2H5  +  H2O
 (A)                                                            (B) sweet smell
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