Acid + Alcohol

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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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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?)
 
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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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rock.freak667
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Because an acid and alcohol react to give ester and water in the presence of H+ as a catalyst.
 
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thanks for confirm, rock
 
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~christina~
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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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