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Carboxylic Acids

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Predict the major product (compound B) from the series of reactions shown below.

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A A four carbon carboxylic acid
B A four carbon alkene
C A five carbon carboxylic acid
D A five carbon aldehyde
Ans. C The first step results in n-butyl cyanide (Compound A). n-Butyl cyanide on hydrolysis produces pentanoic acid.

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