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What Happens When Propanoic Acid is Warmed with Methanol in the Presence of a Few Drops of Concentrated Sulphuric Acid? Write Equation of the Reaction Involved. - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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Question

What happens when propanoic acid is warmed with methanol in the presence of a few drops of concentrated sulphuric acid? Write equation of the reaction involved.

Solution

When propanoic acid is warmed with methanol in the presence of a few drops of concentrated sulphuric acid in it, esterification takes place and an ester named methyl propanoate is formed along with water.

The chemical equation for the above reaction is:
C2H5COOH + CH3OH → C2H5COOCH3 + H2O.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 25.1 | Page no. 263
Solution What Happens When Propanoic Acid is Warmed with Methanol in the Presence of a Few Drops of Concentrated Sulphuric Acid? Write Equation of the Reaction Involved. Concept: Important Carbon Compounds - Ethanoic Acid (Acetic acid).
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