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Example Question #1 : Help With Saponification
What is a product when propyl-butanoate undergoes saponification?
None of these
When naming esters, the root word in the name describes the carbon chain that carries the carbonyl. Saponification describes the breaking up of an ester. This yields an alcohol and a carboxylic acid. The chain with the carbonyl is butyl, so the carboxylic acid will be butanoic acid. That means the side with the alcohol will be propanol.