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what would the chemical reaction be for an experiment completing esterification of combining acetic acid, 1-butanol, which i believe gives n-butyl acetate as reaction. What would theoretical yield then be/how is it calculated?

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Write the chemical reaction of esterification of combining acetic acid with 1-butanol and find the way to calculate the theoretical yield.

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Esterification reaction is the reaction of carboxylic acid with alcohol in the presence of sulfuric acid as catalyst. It leads to the formation of ester with water. The general reaction can be written as:

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R1COOH R2OH R1COOR2 H20

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The esterification of combining acetic acid (ethanoic acid) with 1-butanol will als...

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CH:COОН +СН;CH-CH-CH-OH CH3COOCH2CH2CH2CH3+ H20 Аcetic acid + 1-Butanol Butyl ethanoate +Water

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