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Question

Describe one reaction of a carboxylic acid.

Solution

Ethanoic acid is a carboxylic acid which when reacts with ethanol (alcohol) produces sweet smelling ester. The process in which the carboxylic acid reacts with alcohol, in the presence of a catalyst, to form an ester is called esterification.

The chemical equation for the above reaction is as follows:

`CH_3 COOH +_2 H_5 OH`   `CH_3 COOC_2 H_5 + H_2O`

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 37.3 | Page no. 264
Solution Describe One Reaction of a Carboxylic Acid. Concept: Important Carbon Compounds - Ethanoic Acid (Acetic acid).
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