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Author Topic: Esterification between salicylic acid and methanol?  (Read 4816 times)

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Jessie

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Esterification between salicylic acid and methanol?
« on: April 07, 2008, 02:44:51 PM »

What is heat's role in this esterification process? Does it speed up the reaction?

If no heat is added, (eg. only salicylic acid, methanol and H2SO4 mixed together), would it still produce an ester?
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Re: Esterification between salicylic acid and methanol?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 03:18:42 PM »

Is the reaction endergonic or exergonic?
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Re: Esterification between salicylic acid and methanol?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 03:30:10 PM »

Esterification is a fairly well documented and simple reaction. It shouldn't be hard to find out whether or not the the reaction is endothermic or exothermic (endergonic/exergonic).
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Re: Esterification between salicylic acid and methanol?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 03:38:35 PM »

or you could use Hess' Law and find out for yourself...I would suggest you do this, it's good to practice.
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