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How do I know what product to I get from the reaction between 2 molecules?

  1. Apr 6, 2010 #1

    I need to know what is the product I would get from the reaction between Linolenic Acid 8http://dl.clackamas.edu/ch106-06/images/fatty10.jpg) [Broken] and Luteolin (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/f/f9/20070124191456!Luteolin.png)

    I think Linolenic Acid would act as an acid and Luteolin as a base, so it would be an acid-base reaction.

    I would say that the alcohol from linolenic acid would attack the oxygen with the double bond from luteolin but I think I need to get water as a product from and acid-base reaction. I don't know if the would just bond, or the molecules would break apart...

    Thanks for the help!
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  3. Apr 7, 2010 #2
    Ever heard of a condensation reaction? A common one is alcohol-acid ester formation.
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