Problem: Draw the carboxylic acid produced from the acid hydrolysis of butyl acetate (butyl ethanoate). Include all hydrogen atoms.

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We are asked to draw the carboxylic acid produced from the acid hydrolysis of butyl acetate


Acid-Catalyzed Ester Hydrolysis has a general reaction: 

Note: The reaction is the exact opposite of Fischer Esterification.


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Draw the carboxylic acid produced from the acid hydrolysis of butyl acetate (butyl ethanoate). Include all hydrogen atoms.

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