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Decarboxylation with Heat

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Homework Statement:

Choose the carboxylic acid that would not would not undergo decarboxylation when subject to heat.

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Hello all!

I have learned beta-keto acids are able to undergo carboxylation when subjected to heat. Do gamma-keto acids undergo decarboxylation when subjected to heat as well? If not, why?

I identified C as a gamma-keto acid. Do you agree?

Thank you for your help.
 

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Think about the intermediate present in beta keto carboxylates which assists the removal of CO2. Is that possible for your gamma keto compound?
 
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