Problem: What products would be obtained from the following reactions?1) ethyl benzoate + excess isopropanol + HCL

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Ester + alcohol + acid → acid-catalyzed transesterification

Reactants:

ethyl benzoate:

parent chain → benzoate 

R group → ethyl → -CH2CH3


isopropanol → propane with -OH group at C2


(1) Protonation

(2) Nucleophilic attack of the alcohol


(3) Proton transfer

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What products would be obtained from the following reactions?

1) ethyl benzoate + excess isopropanol + HCL

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