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Given: $CH_3COCH_3$ $\large\xrightarrow[\quad pyrolysis \quad]{700^{\large\circ}C}$ $A$ $\large\xrightarrow {CH_3COOH}$ $B$ $\large\xrightarrow {RCOOH} C$ based on these reactions. Write the structures of A and C

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;CH_3COCH_3\;and\;CH_3COOCOCH_3\\(b)\;CH_3COCH_3\;and\;CH_3COOCOR\\(c)\;CH_3CHOHCH_3\;and\;CH_3COOCOR\\(d)\;H_2C=C=O\;and\;RCOOCOR\end{array}$

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$CH_3COCH_3\large\xrightarrow[\quad pyrolysis \quad]{700^{\large\circ}C} H_2C=C=O \large\xrightarrow {CH_3COOH} H_3COR \large\xrightarrow {RCOOH} RCOOCOR$
$H_2C=C=O$ and $RCOOCOR$
Hence (d) is the correct answer.
answered Feb 26, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Mar 31, 2014 by mosymeow_1

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