Carboxylic acids & Esters

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  • Carboxylic acids & Esters
    • Properties
      • Carboxylic acid is a weak acid
      • Carboxylic acids liberate CO2 from c
      • Esters can be hydrolysed
    • Formation of esters
      • Carboxylic acid & alcohol
      • Strong acid catalyst
    • Esters have pleasant smells
    • Uses
      • Solvents
      • Plasticizers
      • Perfumes
      • Food flavourings
    • Glycerol
      • Veg oils and animal fats are esters of glycerol
        • Hydrolysed
          • Soap
          • Glycerol
          • Long chain carboxylic chain
    • Biodiesel
      • Methyl esters  of long carboxylic acids

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