# Problem: Draw the ester that is formed from the reaction of benzoic acid and ethanol.EsterificationR1R1 = alkyl or aromatic groups

###### FREE Expert Solution

Esterification:

• RCOOH + R'OH $\stackrel{{H}^{+}}{\mathbf{\to }}$ RCOOR' + H2O
• RCOOH = benzoic acid
• R'OH = ethanol

###### Problem Details

Draw the ester that is formed from the reaction of benzoic acid and ethanol.

Esterification

R1R= alkyl or aromatic groups

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