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what product is formed when adipic acid is heated?

what product is formed when adipic acid is heated?

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Aarti Gupta
askIITians Faculty 300 Points
8 years ago
Adipic acid is hexane-1,6-dioic acid (CH2)4(COOH)2 .On heating adipic acid we will get its anhydride (CH2)4(CO)2O.As per rule COOH groups are attatched to different C-atoms so there will be removal of water molecule,leading to the formation of the anhydride of adipic acid.

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