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L.O. Be able to explain what an ester is,
including structure, naming, and uses
Be able to explain how esters are formed
from carboxylic acids and alcohol, and how
esters are involved in saponification…read more
Wait! What's that smell?
ethyl methanoate raspberries
3-methylbutyl ethanoate pears
ethyl 2-methylbutanoate apples
phenylmethyl ethanoate jasmine
Esters have strong, sweet smells.
Their bouquet is often floral or fruity.
This means they are used in food flavourings &
Also, very good at dissolving organic compounds so
often used as solvents.…read more
Names of esters
Naming end in oate.
Named after alcohol & carboxylic acid from
which they are derived.
O let's name
CH3 CH2 O
this part comes from the this part from the acid
alcohol & is named after it and is named after it…read more