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Offline cshipman

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« on: July 17, 2010, 05:42:13 PM »
Acetoacetic ester gives a color with ferric chloride very much like that obtained with phenols. Why?

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 02:34:36 AM »
Acetoacetic esters can form cordination complexes with iron(III).

Look here http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Betaketocarbonicacid_iron_complex.png

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