Esterfication - Introduction Esters are a class of...

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Introduction Esters are a class of molecules that are formed through the reaction between an alcohol (R-O-H) and a carboxylic acid (R -COOH). During the formation of the ester the alcohol and the acid react, and the Hydrogen molecule from the alcohol chemically combines with the OH from the Carboxylic acid to form Dihydrogen Monoxide or commonly known as water (H 2 O). After the reaction you are left with water and the ester itself, esters are of high industrial importance in this world. Esters are very fragrant and are typically used to depict some sort of aroma or flavor. They are more used to depict fragrances of fruits and used to make candles but can also mimic the smell of something not so pleasant like nail polish remover of vinegar. Ester can be used to add a particular scent and or flavor to something without actually containing that item. Observations The equation above is the simple form of esterfication where the acid and the alcohol are reacting to form an ester and water. In our specific experiment we were given
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