Problem: Draw the ester formed by the reaction of heptanoic acid and ethanol

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carboxylic acid + alcohol → Fischer esterification

Reactants:

heptanoic acid:

parent chain → heptanoic acid → straight-chain carboxylic acid with 7Cs

ethanol → CH3CH2OH


(1) Protonation

(2) Nucleophilic attack of the alcohol


(3) Proton transfer

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Draw the ester formed by the reaction of heptanoic acid and ethanol

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