# What Happens When Ethanol Reacts with Ethanoic Acid in the Presence of a Little of Concentrated Sulphuric Acid? Write Equation of the Reaction Involved. - Science

What happens when ethanol reacts with ethanoic acid in the presence of a little of concentrated sulphuric acid? Write equation of the reaction involved.

#### Solution

When ethanol reacts with ethanoic acid in the presence of a few drops of concentrated sulphuric acid, a sweet smelling ester named ethyl ethanoate is formed.
The chemical equation for the above reaction is:

CH_3 COOH+_2 H_5 OH   CH_3 COOC_2 H_5 + H_2 O

Concept: Ethanol
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 33.1 | Page 264