2_9 - Chapter 16 An ester is a carboxylic acid derivative...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
2/8/2010 1 Chapter 16 An ester is a carboxylic acid derivative in which the OH portion of the carboxyl group has been replaced with an OR group. The simplest ester, which has two carbon atoms, has a hydrogen atom attached to the ester functional group.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2/8/2010 2 Esters are produced by an esterification reaction. Esterification reaction: Reaction of a carboxylic acid with an alcohol (or phenol) to produce an ester. Esterification reaction require a strong acid catalyst such as H 2 SO 4 . It is often useful to think of the structure of an ester in terms of its ―parent‖ alcohol and acid molecules. Acid Alcohol
Background image of page 2
2/8/2010 3 Esterification reactions are equilibrium processes with the position of equilibrium usually favoring products only slightly. The amount of ester formed can be increased by using an excess of alcohol or by constantly removing one of the products. According to Le Chatelier’s principle either of these
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course CHM 1031 taught by Professor Gow during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

Page1 / 9

2_9 - Chapter 16 An ester is a carboxylic acid derivative...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online