Describe an activity to show the formation of an ester in the school laboratory.
Asked by Topperlearning User | 5th Feb, 2015, 02:01: PM
Aim - To show the formation of ester.
Requirements- test tube, beaker, burner, alcohol, acetic acid, conc. H2SO4
(a) A test tube was taken in which ethanol and ethanoic acid was taken.
(b) To this, Conc. H2SO4 is added.
(c)The test tube is kept in a beaker containing water.
Observation: A fruity smell comes out.
Result: Ester is formed
(a) Direct heating is avoided.
(b) Only a few drop of conc. H2SO4 should be added.
Answered by | 5th Feb, 2015, 04:01: PM
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