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Q. Ch2=c=o + Ch3ch2oh = ?

  1. Jul 8, 2008 #1
    The attempt at a solution
    I tried and found two possible product CH2=C(OH)-O-CH2CH3 and CH3-COOCH3CH2 (ester).

    But i am not sure which one, even whether any of them is.
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  3. Jul 8, 2008 #2
    Are you familiar with tautomerization?
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  4. Jul 8, 2008 #3


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    Good hint, Bomba!
  5. Jul 8, 2008 #4
    yep, keto-enol tautomerism...
    so the major product should be CH3CO-O-CH2CH3....
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