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what will be the result of mixing ethanol with etanoic acid ?

what will be the result of mixing ethanol with etanoic acid ?

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
12 years ago

Dear prince,

This results into esterification reaction.

Esterification of acetic acid and ethanol  in the presence of concentrated sulphuric acid as a catalyst results in an ester-ethyl acetate


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vikas askiitian expert
509 Points
12 years ago

C2H5OH(alcohol)+ CH3COOH(carboxylic acid) =CH3COOC2H5 (ester) + H2O

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