Esterification Lab?


An esterification lab is a laboratory that is used when studying about esters. Esters are chemicals that are derived from carboxylic acids. Esterification is the study of mainly the reaction between alcohols and carboxylic acids that make up esters. Esterficiation will also look at quickly at the making esters from the reactions between acyl chlorides (acid chlorides) and alcohols. It will also looks at the difference between acid anhydrides and alcohols. The most common ester is ethyl ethanoate.
Q&A Related to "Esterification Lab?"
Here's one general prep. In this lab, ethanol wasn't one of the alcohols used, but that's no big deal. The same general procedure can be used. Source(s):
Water is typically the biggest problem, as it quenches the esterification process. This is especially true if you're using an acid halide / anhydride. If you're using a carboxylic
All the usual ones : errors in volume & mass ; loss of product at recovery stage ; side-reaction causing incomplete reaction etc etc.
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