Asked Jan 6, 2020

 What kind of reactions are common to carboxylic acids and esters? Provide an example of each. 


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Types of reaction for carboxylic acid is given below,


The carboxylic acid react with excess of alcohol in the presence of either acid or base catalyst to forms an ester. 

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Carboxylic acid is reaction with phosphorous tribromide (or red phosphorous) and bromide which give brominated compound (α-carbon gets brominated) this reaction is called as HVZ (Hell – Volhard – Zelinski) reaction.

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Acid chloride:

The carboxylic acid react with thionyl chloride ...

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