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Chapter 6, Problem 7SC
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To what family does the molecule CH 3 COOCH 3 belong?

a. carboxylic acid

b. alcohol

c. ether

d. ester

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The functional group to which the molecule CH3COOCH3 belongs, is to be identified.

Concept Introduction:

A compound that consists of a carbon atom is an organic compound. The study of these carbon-containing compounds is known as organic chemistry.

Ester is a significant functional group in organic chemistry. Its general formula is RCOOR'.

The organic compounds that only consist of carbon and hydrogen atoms are called hydrocarbon. The atoms in a hydrocarbon are linked by single, double, or triple bonds.

Explanation of Solution

Reasons for the correct option:

The given molecule CH3COOCH3 has a similar structure as that of ester functional groups (RCOOR').

So, the molecule CH3COOCH3 belongs to the ester group

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