Write an activity to show esterification reactions
CBSE Class 10
Class 10 Science
2016-10-21 07:13:29 UTC
Take 1 ml of ethanol and 1 ml of glacial acetic acid along with a few drops of concentrated sulphuric acid in a test tube.
Warm it in a water bath or a beaker containing water for at least five minutes.
Pour the warm contents into a beaker containing 20-50 ml of water and observe the odour of the resulting mixture.
We will notice that the resulting mixture is a sweet odoured substance.
This substance is nothing but ethyl acetate, an ester.
This reaction is called esterification reaction.