What compound is the result of the isomerization of maleic acid?


Maleic acid is a dicarboxylic acid or a compound with two carboxy groups. It is soluble in water and has a lower melting point than other acids. The isomerization of maleic acid causes maleic acid to become fumaric acid. This isomerization requires a catalyst such as mineral acids and thiourea. The isomerization is one of the main uses of maleic acid. Maleic acid and fumeric acid do not spontaneously convert to one another, but the process is possible due to photolysis and bromine.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maleic_acid It's a catalyst - the process involves reversible addition of H+
1. Place 10 ml of distilled water in a round flask. Add 10 g of maleic acid to the water in the flask and agitate it gently until dissolved. Add 20 ml of concentrated hydrochloric
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maleic acid: a colorless crystalline compound found in unripe fruit (such as apples or tomatoes or cherries) and used mainly to make polyester resins
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