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Acid anhydride (AS/A2 generic)
Anhydride (AS/A2 generic)
  Belongs to a sub-set of generics specific to the British A-Level exam system.

Acid anhydrides are attacked by nucleophiles (water, hydroxide, alcohols, ammonia, amines, etc.) to give RCO-Nu plus RCOOƐ. The chemistry is like that of an acid chloride, but milder and no HCl is formed.
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Acid anhydride (AS/A2 generic)
is defined with respect to the entities below:
The entities below are defined with respect to:
Acid anhydride (AS/A2 generic)
Carbonyl function (AS/A2 generic)

Acetic anhydride

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