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The hydrolysis(addition of water) of an ester is called saponification and is a reversible reaction.

The hydrolysis(addition of water) of an ester is called saponification and is a reversible reaction. What kind of experimental conditions do you think you would need in order to carry out the reverse reaction. (The preparation of ester from an acid and alcohol)? Hint: Remember every reaction is an equilibrium.
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Preparation of ester from an acid and an alcohol is called Esterification.
Esterification is a reversible process with the water as the by-product formed along
with the ester.
For example:
The...

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