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CH3MgBr+CO2Dryether−−−−−YH3O−−Z

What is product Z in the given reaction?

A
Ethyl acetate
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B
Acetic acid
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C
Propanoic acid
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D
Methyl acetate
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Solution

The correct option is B Acetic acid
Grignard reagent on reaction with carbon dioxide followed by hydrolysis gives carboxylic acids.
H3CMgBr+CO2Dryether−−−−−CH3COOMgXYH3O−−CH3COOHZ
Hence, the compound Z is acetic acid.

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