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what does potassium salt of 2,3-dimethylmaleic acid gives on electrolysis?

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The electrolysis of a sodium or potassium salt of dicarboxylic acid results in the formation of an unsaturated compound by the removal of two moles of carbon dioxide from the two carboxylic acid functional groups along with the loss of 2 electrons. In this way, 2,3-dimethylmaleic acid undergoes oxidation at anode.

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