Organic Chemistry : Help with Esterification

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Carbonyl Reactions

Esterification

What is the product of this reaction?

Possible Answers:

Ester

2butanone

2

3

6

Correct answer:

Ester

Explanation:

This is a classic esterification reaction. Esterfication occurs when a carboxylic acid and an alcohol are reacted together. Only one answer choice is an ester. 

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