how are ester formed with reaction

Asked by Deepak | 22nd Dec, 2019, 11:20: PM

Expert Answer:

Esters are sweet smelling compounds.                                         

They are formed by the reaction of a carboxylic acid with an alcohol in the presence of conc. sulphuric acid.    

For example, ethyl ethanoate is prepared by reacting ethanoic acid and ethanol in the presence of conc.sulphuric acid.                            

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Answered by Ramandeep | 23rd Dec, 2019, 03:20: PM

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