Problem: What products would be obtained from the following reactions? phenyl acetate + excess ethanol + HCl

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Ester + alcohol + acid → acid-catalyzed transesterification

Reactants:

phenyl acetate:

parent chain → acetate → CH3CH2COO-

R group → phenyl ring

ethanol → CH3CH2OH


(1) Protonation

(2) Nucleophilic attack of the alcohol


(3) Proton transfer

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What products would be obtained from the following reactions?

 phenyl acetate + excess ethanol + HCl