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Draw the acetal produced when ethanol adds to ethanal.

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Karen Wright on February 14, 2019

Structure of acetal is in the Word document below.Acetal occurs when a molecule of aldehyde (this reaction ethanal) and two molecules of the alcohols (in this reaction ethanol) react. Hemiacetal occurs when a molecule of aldehyde and a molecule of alcohol reacting. Acetals are stable compared to hemiacetals.


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