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Homework Help: Aldehyde in Sulfuric Acid

  1. Jul 24, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I'm just checking over the equation/reaction for butyraldehyde's solubility in H2SO4.

    2. Relevant equations

    See below.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Will it be

    CH3CH2CH2C(=O)H + H2SO4 --> HSO4- +
    _________(+)
    __________O-H
    -----------||
    CH3CH2CH2C-H

    ?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2007 #2
    Ch3ch2ch=ch + H2so4 ---> Ch3ch2ch=ch + H2O
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2007
  4. Aug 2, 2007 #3
    oop! sorry!
    I gotta find out how to use that Latex thingy. I think it's a de-hydrogenation reaction.

    CH3CH2CH2CHO +H2SO4 --> CH3CH2CH=CH + H2O
     
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