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Sodium ethoxide has reacted with ethanoyl chloride. The compound that is produced in theabove reaction is

Sodium ethoxide has reacted with ethanoyl chloride. The compound that is produced in theabove reaction is

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago
C2H5ONa + CH3COCl -------CH3COOC2H5 +NaCl
It is an example of sn2 reaction where the sodium ethoxide act as a base and attack the ethanoyl chloride.The product formed is ethyl ethanoate with the formation of sodium chloride.The mechanism follows the formation of tetrahedral intermediate.with the elimination of Cl-

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