# Q 12.16     Describe the following.         (i)      Acetylation

The addition of acetyl functional group ($CH_{3}CO-$) in an organic compound is called acetylation. Acetic anhydride($(CH_{3}CO)_{2}CO$) and acetyl chloride              ($CH_{3}COCl$) are mostly used as acetylating agents. This reaction is happens in presence of a base such as pyridine etc.