Ester

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Esters 

Esterfication is the reaction of an alcohol with a carboxylic  acid to produce an Ester and water

An ester if formed when an alcohol is warmed with a carboxylic acid in the presence of an acid catalyst

  • This reaction is known as Esterification
  • Concentrated sulfuric acid is often used as the catalyst.

When naming an ester, the alcohol provides the alkyl part of the name and

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