what are the steps to make ethyl ethanoate?

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what are the steps to make an ester?

Posted Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 10:25 by Madhavi

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To make an ester, you react a carboxylic acid with an alcohol. The first part of the name gives you the alcohol part, and the second part gives you the acid.
To make ethyl ethanoate -
Ethanol (C2H5OH) + Ethanoic Acid (CH3COOH) ==> Ethyl Ethanoate 

Answered Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 17:07 by Sophie :o)