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Problem: The flavor and odor of fruits comes primarily from the esters they contain. For example, a major component in the flavor of oranges is acetate. Draw the organic products formed when octyl acetate reacts with aqueous sodium hydroxide. 

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The flavor and odor of fruits comes primarily from the esters they contain. For example, a major component in the flavor of oranges is acetate. Draw the organic products formed when octyl acetate reacts with aqueous sodium hydroxide. 

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