Time remaining:
organic Chemistry: chemical equations

Science
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 0 Hours

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

Mar 12th, 2015

Are you studying on the go? Check out our FREE app and post questions on the fly!
Download on the
App Store
...
Mar 12th, 2015
...
Mar 12th, 2015
Dec 5th, 2016
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer