carboxylic acid + alcohol → Fischer esterification
parent chain → heptanoic acid → straight-chain carboxylic acid with 7Cs
ethanol → CH3CH2OH
(2) Nucleophilic attack of the alcohol
(3) Proton transfer
Draw the ester formed by the reaction of heptanoic acid and ethanol
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