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Acid Chlorides react with carboxylic acids to form anhydrides

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    5957
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    Introduction

    Acid chlorides react with carboxylic acids to form anhydrides.

    General Reaction

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    Example 1:
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    Mechanism

    1) Nucleophilic attack by the alcohol

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    2) Leaving group is removed

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    3) Deprotonation

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    Contributors

    Prof. Steven Farmer (Sonoma State University)


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