Identify the steps involved in the formation of these compounds. Show the removal of water and the reactant.
a) butyl propanoate
b) propyl methanoate,
First, we need to know how esters are named. The first word is the name of the alkyl group attached to the ester oxygen. The alkyl group is derived from an alcohol. The second word is derived from the carboxylic acid name with -ic acid changed to -ate.
Therefore, butyl propanoate is the ester composed of a butyl group attached to ...
The solution identifies the steps involved in the formation of two compounds in 234 words.