a) Show preparation of ethanoic acid by oxidation of ethanol or by acidic hydrolysis of Ethane nitrile (CH3CN).
b) Discuss the reactions of ethanoic acid with emphasis on: i) Salt formation. ii) Esterification. iii) Acid chloride formation (acyl chloride). iv) Amide formation.
c) Describe the strength of organic acids relative to chloro substituted acids. d) Explain the relative acidic strength of carboxylic acids, phenols and alcohols