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Organic Chemistry help

  1. Jul 3, 2007 #1
    I came across this question and I don't understand how to approach it.
    Write balanced equations to show the formation of each of the following compounds. Name the reactants in each case and show clearly the removal of the water molecule.
    a) butyl propanoate
    b)propyl methanoate
    I don't understand
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  3. Jul 3, 2007 #2


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    These are esters. Obviously you are being asked to produce them from carboxylic acids and alcohols (Fisher synthesis).

    Any help?
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