What is esterificaion and saponification?Describe in Detail and also give reactions which are necessary for it?
Asked by Udit Lilhare30th January 2014, 4:51 PM
Answered by Expert
Acetic acid on treatment with alcohol in the presence of concentrated sulphuric acid forms ester and the reaction is known as esterification.
A reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali, such as sodium hydroxide, producing a free alcohol and an salt is called saponification.
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