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A Neutral Organic Compound is Warmed with Some Ethanoic Acid and a Little of Conc. H2so4. Vapours Having Sweet Smell (Fruity Smell) Are Evolved. What Type of Functional Group is Present in this Organic Compound? - Science

A neutral organic compound is warmed with some ethanoic acid and a little of conc. H2SO4. Vapours having sweet smell (fruity smell) are evolved. What type of functional group is present in this organic compound?

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Solution

The functional group present in this organic compound is the alcohol (hydroxyl) group (-OH). When a neutral organic compound of alcohol group such as ethanol (C2H5OH) is warmed with some ethanoic acid, in the presence of a small quantity of concentrated sulphuric acid, a sweet smelling ester is produced.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 68 | Page 266
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