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    A colorless liquid, bp = 199-201 degrees C, burnes with a yellow, sooty flame. The sodium fusion test proved negative for the presence of halogens, nitrogen, and sulfur. It was not soluble in water, 5% aqueous sodium hydroxide, or 5% hydrochloric acid. However, it dissolved in sulfuric acid with evolution of heat. It did not give a precipitate with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine solution, and it did not decolorized bromine-methylene chloride solution. The unknown liquid did give a positive hydroxamate test and was found to have saponification equivalent of 136. Identify the unknown liquid.

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    The smoky flame indicates that the compound can either be unsatured or aromatic. The ...

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