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.
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.
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).