Outreach

 

THE CHEMISTRY OF ESTERS

Audience: Year 12 students

Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours

Location: This experiment will be carried out in our laboratory.

 

You will look at the most common method for the synthesising esters by reacting an alcohol and carboxylic acid in the presence of a catalyst. You will then run spectra and analyse your data.  

 

 


 

http://outreach.chem.ox.ac.uk/esters-1.aspx