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What is the product of the thermal decarboxylation of dimethylpropanedioic acid? A. propanoic...

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What is the product of the thermal decarboxylation of dimethylpropanedioic acid?

A. propanoic acid

B. 2,2-dimethylpropanoic acid

C. 2-methylpropanoic acid

D. acetic acid

Decarboxylation Reaction

The decarboxylation reaction involves the removal of carbon dioxide from the reactant.

For, example:

Decarboxylation reaction of ethanoic acid results in the formation of methane as a product.

Answer and Explanation:

The thermal decarboxylation of dimethylpropanedioic acid produces 2-methylpropanoic acid.

Option (C) is correct.

The reaction is as follows:

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