Acid + Alcohol


by jin.cao
Tags: acid, alcohol
jin.cao
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Mar10-08, 12:42 PM
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hi
i have the following reaction

isobutyric acid + 2-methoxyethanol <-> 2-methoxyethyl-2-methylpropanoate

but i don't know all of the by-products.

please help thanks

edit: i think is only water and some unreacted reactants?
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rock.freak667
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Mar10-08, 02:20 PM
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Acid is RCOOH and the alcohol is R'OH. Yes water will be a by-product. But how do you get water from this? (The -OH from the acid and the H from the alcohol bond together to form the water) What you are left with will form the other product.


(btw were there any conditions for this reaction?)
jin.cao
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Mar10-08, 02:41 PM
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no, because i am suppose to make procedure to create the product
so i will have to change the condition to shift equilibrium to the right side i guess...

why?

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Mar11-08, 05:45 PM
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Acid + Alcohol


Because an acid and alcohol react to give ester and water in the presence of H+ as a catalyst.
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Mar11-08, 07:24 PM
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thanks for confirm, rock
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Mar12-08, 08:48 AM
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Just to name what your doing (basically acid catyzed dehydration of an alcohol is what your doing).


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