For this problem, we have to draw the major product formed when the compound shown below is heated with CH3OH.
In this case, we have a carboxylic acid reacting with alcohol which will proceed to a
The mechanism Fischer esterification follows this series of steps:
(1) Protonation of carbonyl
(2) Nucleophilic attack of alcohol
(3) Proton transfer of -OH to the -OR group
(4) Reformation of C=O group (elimination)
(5) Deprotonation of the C=O+H group
Draw the major organic product formed when the compound shown below is heated with CH3OH.