Answer to Question #194068 in Organic Chemistry for Yusra

Question #194068

Mechanism for the conversion of maleic acid to maleic anhaydride


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2021-05-17T04:17:40-0400

Maleic acid and fumaric acid are dicarboxylic acid isomers that have the same carbon skeleton. They both yield succinic acid (SA) by hydrogenation. Each can be converted to the identical anhydride by heat treatment, but maleic acid reacts much more rapidly.


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