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

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

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Alcohol group, -OH.

Acids react with alcohols to form sweet smelling esters.

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