heyy, can someone help me, since there's no one online in the chemistry section. In organic chemistry, what two types of substances are combined to form an ester?? I know one of them is a carboxylic acid, what's the other?
let's use an example and find out. hmmmm: methanoic acid (ch3cooh) + ethanol (c2h5oh) should give ethyl methanoate, or methyl ethanoate. which one??
Only thing that comes to mind is positive goes first. I think
positive?? what positive??? X_X i'm so deaaaaad, in my test tomorrow o.O
Esters are derived by reacting an oxoacid with a hydroxyl compound such as an alcohol or phenol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ester
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