The structural formula of an ester is:

Write the structural formula of the acid and the alcohol from which it might be prepared. Name the process of formation of ester.



The given compound i.e. CH 3 COOC 4 H 9 is an ester and can be prepared by reaction of acetic acid with butanol . The reaction that takes place is given below

Reaction of Acetic acid with 1-Butanol - Teachoo.png

The process of formation of ester is known as esterification.

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