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The general formula CnH2nO2 could be for open chain

The general formula CnH2nO2 could be for open chain

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Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
8 years ago
Hello Student,
General formula CnH2nO2 could be for open chain carboxylic acid.
For example: Etanoic acid : C2H4O2
CH3COOH
Satyam
13 Points
3 years ago
It is of caboxylic acid as 
Diketone=cnh2n-2o2
Dialdehyde=cnhno2
Diols= cnh3no2 
So only caboxylic group have cnh2n-2o2 for an open chain

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