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how can u convert propanoic acid to acetic acid?

how can u convert propanoic acid to acetic acid?

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nikhil arora
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10 years ago

CH3CH2COOH + Na(CaO)  + heat -------------->  CH3CH3                               (Decarboxylation)

CH3CH3 + Br2 --------->  CH3CH2Br

CH3CH2Br + aq NaOH -----------> CH3CH2OH 

CH3CH2OH + KMnO4 -------------> CH3COOH

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