what is ester

Asked by kumar54321 | 9th Jul, 2015, 04:22: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Ester is an organic compound formed when a carboxylic acid (-COOH) group condenses with an alcoholic (-OH) group along with the elimination of water molecule.
  • Esters are usually volatile liquids having a pleasant smell. They are used in making cosmetics and as industrial solvents.
  • Polyester is a synthetic fibre made up of repeating units of ester.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 9th Jul, 2015, 04:50: PM