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Which of the following will give a pleasant smell of ester when heated with ethyl alcohol and a small quantity of sulphuric acid?



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A

CH3COOH 

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B

CH3COCH3

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C

CH3OH

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D

CH3CHO


Solution

The correct option is A

CH3COOH 


Carboxylic acids react with alcohols in presence of acid (catalyst) to produce sweet smelling compounds called esters.

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