In chemistry, in the chapter hydrocarbons, R-CH=CH2when reacted in the presence of Hg(OAc)2 H2O.THF gives R-CHOH-CH2HgOAc + AcOH here, what is the meaning of OAc??????
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Acetoxy group, abbreviated AcO or OAc, is a chemical functional group of the structure CH3-C(=O)-O-. It differs from the acetyl group CH3-C(=O)- by the presence of one additional oxygen atom. The name acetoxy is the short form of acetyl-oxy.