Problem: Draw the structure of the product formed when the compound shown below undergoes a reaction with aq. NaOH and then is treated with aqueous acid.

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Hydrolysis ā†’ breaks down ester (RCOOR') into carboxylic acid (RCOOH) and alcohol (R'OH)


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Draw the structure of the product formed when the compound shown below undergoes a reaction with aq. NaOH and then is treated with aqueous acid.

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