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Is this correct I did all the work?

Starting with two alkanes and any non-organic compounds, synthesize the following Ester: Penthyl Hexanoate. Name each reaction, with the condition needed, name each compound once, use IUPAC names, and use the line structural diagrams only. Write the esterification reaction between your organic acid and organic base at the end.

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Re: Is the esterification I did correct? Someone please check my work!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2021, 05:33:58 PM »
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Re: Is the esterification I did correct? Someone please check my work!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2021, 05:38:14 PM »
https://imgur.com/gallery/XQ3P2o1

My esterification process

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Re: Is the esterification I did correct? Someone please check my work!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2021, 05:52:35 PM »

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Re: Is the esterification I did correct? Someone please check my work!
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2021, 04:46:32 PM »
Hi.

Your mechanism is definitely not correct. You are missing arrows in several places, and your notation is ambiguous.

While I usually wouldn't give a way the answer, I think you should look at this article, which shows how this kind of reaction works. The point should also be to recognize the pattern in such a mechanism, which occurs in several other reactions!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer%E2%80%93Speier_esterification

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