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Write an equation to illustrate the formation of ethyl acetate from ethyl alcohol and acetic acid

Mar 12th, 2015

Ethyl acetate is synthesized in industry mainly via the classic Fisher esterification reaction of ethanol and acetic acid This mixture converts to the ester in about 65% yield at room temperature:

CH3CH2OH + CH3COOH → CH3COOCH2CH3 + H2O

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