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Use the following alcohols and carboxylic acids and write balanced chemical equations...?

Use the following alcohols and carboxylic acids and write balanced chemical equations for reactions to synthesize three esters using the alcohol and carboxylic acids:

Reaction 1: the Alcohol is Ethanol and the Carboxylic Acid is Methanoic Acid.

Reaction 2: the Alcohol is Ethanol and the Carboxylic Acid is Ethanoic Acid.

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    CH3CH2OH + HCOOH = CH3CH2OOCH + H2O  (Ethyl methanoate)

    CH3CH2OH + CH3COOH = CH3CH2OOCCH3  + H2O  (Ethyl ethanoate)

  • 3 weeks ago

    HCOOH + HOCH2CH3 --> HCOOCH2CH3 + H2O

    CH3COOH + HOCH2CH3 --> CH3COOCH2CH3 + H2O

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