Prasad has a saturated alcohol X of chemical formula C 4 H 9 OH.
(c) Write the chemical formula of the product Z formed by heating Y with acidified potassium dichromate. Write the general formula for compounds in the homologous series that Z belongs to.
- We are heating Y with acidified potassium dichromate .
- Potassium dichromate is an oxidising agent that would oxidise the alcohol to its corresponding carboxylic acid .
- Chemical formula of Z: C 5 H 11 COOH
- Since Z is a carboxylic acid, its general formula is given by:
C n H 2n+1 COOH OR C n H 2n O 2 .