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Urgent organic chem

  1. Aug 25, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    C2H5OH + CH3COOH <======> CH3COOC2H5 + H2O
    why the above is a condensation reaction?


    3. The attempt at a solution
    It is certainly a esterification reaction, but why it is also a condensation reaction??
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2015 #2

    Borek

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    What is the definition of the condensation reaction?
     
  4. Aug 25, 2015 #3
    Oh yes. Condensation is the elimination of small molecules such as water. As water is one of the product, so water is removed. So it is condensation?
     
  5. Aug 25, 2015 #4

    Borek

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    Wasn't that hard.
     
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