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2014-03-03T09:18:27+01:00
Just as acids and bases react, in a process termed neutralization, to produce a salt and water, alkanoic acids and alkanols react, in process called esterification, to produce an alkanoate (ester) and water.
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2014-03-04T18:44:53+01:00
Esterification is when an alcohol and a carboxylic acid react together (with sulphuric acid as a catalyst) to form an ester. Example: Butanol (alcohol) + pentanoic acid (carboxylic acid) --> butyl pentanoate (ester) 




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