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aldehyde reaction

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by duck2005, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. duck2005

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    remember the passage where one of the compoudns (an aldehyde) reacts w/ alcohol. it asks what side product is produced when water is also present. i would think a hydrate. however, this wasn't an answer choice..
     
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  3. akalin24

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    I believe the answer was an acetal
     
  4. thinkpositive

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    that sounds right, akalin24 :)
     
  5. duck2005

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    i think its cooh. the aldehyde was formed via rxn with an oxidizing agent. the passage said the aldehyde was not isolated before undergoing the next rxn. oxidizing agent left over + water -> further oxidation to cooh.
     
  6. UCLAstudent

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    I think it is COOH, too, for that reason.
     
  7. i think it is cooh also ;)
     

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