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Fischer Esterification Lab Report

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Experiment #6 Report
Connor Morris
Chem 253 – 014: Peter Rietgraph
Lab: Fischer Esterification
09/28/2016
Purpose
The purpose of this lab was to prepare an ester by reacting carboxylic acid and an
alcohol with an acid catalyst using the Fischer esterification method. The ester synthesized is
called isopentyl acetate.
Theory
Carboxylic acids are responsible for a variety of tastes and smells. By reacting carboxylic
acids with alcohols, esters can be formed. Esters are the main compounds that are responsible for
most pleasant tastes and smells.

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