Asked Dec 19, 2019
  • Acetic anhydride is formed from two acetic acid molecules. In a condensation reaction that involves the removal of a molecule of water. Write the chemical equation for this process and show the structure of acetic anhydride.

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Step 1

Carboxylic acids are one of the most common type of organic compounds. The general formula of carboxylic acid is R-COOH. Here “R” stands for alkyl group and –COOH stands for carboxylic group in the molecule.

Step 2

The condensation reaction is the reaction in which two molecules combine to form one molecule with the release of certain small molecules like water.

Step 3

The condensation reaction of two acetic acid (CH3COOH) molecules leads to the formation of water with acetic...


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