Category Archives: Esters

Esters (GCSE)

Structure Esters have the functional group –COO– Production Ethyl ethanoate (CH3COOCH2CH3) is the ester produced from ethanol and ethanoic acid in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid catalyst. Properties They are volatile compounds with distinctive smells and are used as flavourings and perfumes. Candidates will not be expected to give the names of esters other than ethyl ethanoate, but should be able to recognise a compound as an

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