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A compound X (C2H4O) on oxidation gives Y (C2H4O2). X undergo haloform reaction. On treatment with HCN, X forms a product Z which on hydrolysis gives 2-hydroxy propanoic acid. a. Write down the structures of X and Y. b. Name the product when X reacts with dil. NaOH. c. Write down the equations for the reactions involved

A compound X (C2H4O) on oxidation gives Y (C2H4O2). X undergo haloform reaction. On
treatment with HCN, X forms a product Z which on hydrolysis gives 2-hydroxy propanoic acid.
a. Write down the structures of X and Y.
b. Name the product when X reacts with dil. NaOH.
c. Write down the equations for the reactions involved

Grade:Upto college level

1 Answers

Ishan Rawat
24 Points
7 years ago
  • X is acetaldehyde and  Y is acetic acid  
  • On aldol condensation it will give 2-butenal
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CH3CHO + CrO3 ---> CH3COOH
CH3CHO + I2/NaOH----> CHI3
CH3CHO +HCN----->CH3CH(OH)CN
CH3CH(OH)CN + H2O----> CH3CH(OH)COOH
 

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