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# Consider the Following Organic Compounds: Hcho, C2h5oh, C2h6, Ch3cooh, C2h5ci Choose Two Compounds Which Can React in the Presence of Conc. H2so4 to Form an Ester. Give the Name and Formula of the Ester Formed. - CBSE Class 10 - Science

ConceptImportant Carbon Compounds - Ethanoic Acid (Acetic acid)

#### Question

Consider the following organic compounds:
HCHO, C2H5OH, C2H6, CH3COOH, C2H5CI
Choose two compounds which can react in the presence of conc. H2SO4 to form an ester. Give the name and formula of the ester formed.

#### Solution

C2H5OH (ethanol) and CH3COOH (ethanoic acid) are the compounds which can react with each other, in the presence of concentrated sulphuric acid, to form a sweet smelling ester called ethylethanoate. Its formula is CH3 -COO-CH2-CH3.

The chemical equation for the above reaction is as follows

C_2 H_5 OH + CH_3 COOH  CH_3 COOC_2 H_5 + H_2 O

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Solution Consider the Following Organic Compounds: Hcho, C2h5oh, C2h6, Ch3cooh, C2h5ci Choose Two Compounds Which Can React in the Presence of Conc. H2so4 to Form an Ester. Give the Name and Formula of the Ester Formed. Concept: Important Carbon Compounds - Ethanoic Acid (Acetic acid).
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