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Activity Discussion General Discussion What is esterification? Reply To: What is esterification?

  • Mahima

    June 1, 2021 at 12:09 am
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    Esterification is the chemical process that occurs during the production of an ester. Esterification is the interaction of an organic acid (RCOOH) with an alcohol (ROH) to produce an ester (RCOOR) and water, or a chemical reaction that produces at least one ester product. An ester is formed when an alcohol and a carboxylic acid undergo an esterification process.


    A compound is generated when primary alcohol is reacted with a carboxylic acid in the presence of sulphuric acid. This substance has a pleasant aroma. Ester is the name given to the resulting chemical. The esterification process is the chemical process that occurs during the creation of the ester.

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