. What are esters? How are they prepared? List two uses of esters


What are esters? How are they prepared? List two uses of esters

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Esters are usually volatile liquids having pleasant smell (in fruity smell). Preparation. When  carboxylic acid reacts with an  alcohol in the presence of a little concentrated sulphuric acid, it gives a pleasant smelling ester. For example. When ethanoic acid is warmed with ethanol in the presence of a few drops of concentrated sulphuric acid, a sweet smelling ester called ethyl ethanoate is formed

 two uses of esters

Uses

(i) Esters are used  in making perfumes

(it) Esters are used in making artificial flavours and essences used in icecreams, sweets and cold drinks

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