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Synthesis of Compounds

Propose a method to carry out the following synthesis. Use inorganic reagents only. Show all reagents, relevant reaction conditions and synthetic intermediates.

CH3(CH2)16COOH ---> CH3(CH2)COO(CH2)17CH3

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I imagine for your product you meant CH3(CH2)16 COO(CH2)17 CH3 which is simply an ester. To make an ester you need to react ...

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I imagine for your product you meant CH3(CH2)16 COO(CH2)17 CH3 which is simply an ester. To make an ester you need to react a carboxillic acid with an alcohol. To make a specific ester you need to react the appropriate acid with the appropriate alcohol.

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