Formation of esters or esterification , Chemistry

Formation of esters (Esterification)

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(1) The reaction is shifted to the right via using excess of alcohol or removal of water by distillation.

(2) The reactivity of alcohol towards esterification.

tert-alcohol < sec-alcohol < pri-alcohol < methyl alcohol

(3) The acidic strength of carboxylic acid plays just a minor role.R3CCOOH2CHCOOH2COOH3COOH

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