A Level Chemistry 2017 Paper 1 Question 22 Solution - Exclusive

In this exclusive video we want to discuss the suggested solution for A Levels Chemistry (H2 Chemistry) 2017 Paper 1 Question 22.

Let's take a look at this question:

2017 H2 Chemistry P1 Q22 Question

The topic tested in this question is on Carboxylic Acids, in particular the reactions of acid chlorides. Here's a video for the reactions of acids and derivatives if you are interested.

Acid chlorides are very reactive and can undergo condensation reactions with alcohols and amines at room temperature to form esters and amides respectively.

2017 H2 Chemistry P1 Q22 acid chloride and alcohol condensation to form ester

2017 H2 Chemistry P1 Q22 acid chloride and amine condensation to form amide

Therefore the reaction of ethanoyl chloride with HAA will form the following product.

2017 H2 Chemistry P1 Q22 ethanoly chloride and HAA reaction

Finally we can compare the options and determine the answer to this simple question is option A.

2017 H2 Chemistry P1 Q22 compare options

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Topic: Carboxylic Acids, Organic Chemistry, A Level Chemistry, Singapore

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