Assuming it is possible to create an acid anhydride from two different carboxylic acids (ie. one carboxylic acid molecule from each each per anhydride molecule), how would you name it?

1 Answer
Jun 11, 2018

Answer:

Here's how you do it.

Explanation:

You name mixed anhydrides (anhydrides of different monobasic acids) by writing in alphabetical order the acid portions of the names followed by the word "anhydride."

Thus, you get the name,

#underbrace("CH"_3"CO")_color(red)("ethanoic")"-O-"underbrace("COCH"_2"CH"_3)_color(red)("propanoic")underbrace(color(white)(mmmm))_color(red)("anhydride")#