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Organic Chemistry 2

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Hydrolysis of Wax

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Beeswax is a typical ester of a long chain fatty acid and a fatty alcohol with the following structure.

What are the two products formed upon acidic hydrolysis of this compound?

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A

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B

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C

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D

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