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

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Esterification:

  • RCOOH + R'OH H+ RCOOR' + H2O
    • RCOOH = benzoic acid
    • R'OH = ethanol 

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

Esterification

R1R= alkyl or aromatic groups 


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