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A flow chart detailing some reactions of an Ester

Using the flow chart provided (see attachment Brainmass Problem 6).

Please answer the following.

1) Give the structures and names of compounds 1-7.

2) Estimate the pH of compound 3?

3) Explain with an equation the reaction in which compound 4 is changed to 6

4) What are the key differences between the hydrolysis of an ester a)in acidic and b)in basic media. What are the products of ester hydrolysis?

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BRAINMASS SOLUTION 6

1)

1 = Ethylbutanoate

2 = Sodiumbutanoate

3 = Ethanol

4 = Ethene

5 = ...

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