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For this problem, we have to draw the structure of the organic product formed when succinic acid is heated
In this case, we have a dicarboxylic acid which will undergo nucleophilic acyl substitution by itself forming an anhydride
This will follow a mechanism where:
(1) Nucleophilic attack of O from -OH to the other C=O group
(2) Deprotonation of the O bridge
(3) Reformation of C=O bond as water leaves
Draw the structure of the organic product formed by heating succinic acid.