Preparing Esters by Esterification Method Using Carboxylic Acid to an Alcohol, Which Is 1.0 Ml of Ethanoic Acid to the Ethanol, and Ethanoic Acid to the Propan-1-Ol, Also Adding H2So4 as a Catalyst for the Reaction

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Preparing Esters by esterification method using carboxylic acid to an alcohol, which is 1.0 ml of ethanoic acid to the ethanol, and ethanoic acid to the propan-1-ol, also adding H2SO4 as a catalyst for the reaction

Abstract:
Esters are a group of organic compound, famous for their interesting odours and smells. In this investigation student used ethanoic acid and ethanol with sulfuric acid as catalyst to produce ester, which was known of its smell. However it was expected to have a pleasant smell, but it has a smell like a nail polish in cold water and a vinegar in hot water. While the second test was ethanoic acid and propan-1-ol and it has a similar smell like that of ethanoic acid and ethanol, although the product of ethanoic acid and
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The smell of ethanol is alcoholic, slight and clear. The smell of ethanoic acid, ethanol and sulfuric acid is like nail polish remover plus a little vinegar, very strong in the cold water. While for the hot water the product also smelled like a nail polish remover, although not as strong as the cold water.
Ethanol + ethanoic acid ethyl ethanoate + water
C2H5OH (aq) + CH3CO2H (aq) CH3CO2C2H5 (aq) + H2O (l)
Table #1 Cold water250 ml of beaker filled with ice (cold water)Its temperature was 59.6 = 60 oC | Qualitative | Quantitative | Ethanoic acid and ethanol | | * Smells like nail polish remover (plus a little vinegar) | Ethanoic acid and propan-1-ol | | * Oil stains formed, maybe from watch glass. It is liquid like water. * Smelled like vinegar. |

Test 2:
The second reaction: also an ester formed between ethanoic acid and propan-1-ol acid, adding two drops of sulfuric acid. Propan-1-ol has a smell like sour and tart alcohol (liquid) but not as strong as ethanol. In the cold water Propan-1-ol, ethanoic acid and sulfuric acid have a smell like vinegar but not as strong as ethanoic acid, ethanol and sulfuric acid. When the ethanoic acid, propan-1-ol and sulfuric acid are moved around in the beaker, they leave substances on the sides like a clear

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