Compare and contrast the IR's of the reactant (acetic acid and 1-butanol) with the product IR. All 3 images are attached to the question.
This is an esterification synthesis of n-butyl acetate.
Compare the chemical shifts. Also state what each shift means; eg: is it a Ch2Ch2Ch2Ch3; O-CH2; R-CO-O-r, etc.
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Acetic acid has a C=O at 1725 cm-1 for the COOH unit, The product has a C=O bend at 1743... View the full answer