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The yield of ester
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:08:08 AM »

I am working on an esterification practical for Year 12. I used 1-butanol and ethanoic acid to produce butyl ethanoate. I calculated my %yield and it turned out to be 40.4%. For my report, I have to address how I can modify the practical to improve the yield. I have already talked about using excess reactants to cause a shift in the equilibrium which produces a better yield and also about minimise transfers between glassware to avoid losing products but I haven't met the word count and I have literally searched the internet for more ideas but I can't think of anymore.
I would really appreciate if someone could help out with this, my report is already overdue, lol  ;D


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Re: The yield of ester
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 04:37:45 AM »

Think about Le Chatelier's principle some more.

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