Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: 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.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 8, 2008 #2
    Are you familiar with tautomerization?
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  4. Jul 8, 2008 #3


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Good hint, Bomba!
  5. Jul 8, 2008 #4
    yep, keto-enol tautomerism...
    so the major product should be CH3CO-O-CH2CH3....
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook