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Assertion :Addition of ethyl alcohol to acetic acid - water mixture gives rise to fruity smell. Reason: Ethyl alcohol possesses fruity smell.

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Both assertion and reason are CORRECT and reason is the CORRECT explanation of the assertion.
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Both assertion and reason are CORRECT, but reason is NOT THE CORRECT explanation of the assertion.
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Assertion is CORRECT, but reason is INCORRECT.
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Assertion is INCORRECT, but reason is CORRECT.
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The correct option is C Assertion is CORRECT, but reason is INCORRECT.
On adding ethyl alcohol to acetic acid, ethyl acetate(an ester) is formed which has a fruity smell.
CH3COOH+C2H5OHCH3COOC2H5

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