Flashcards in C11: Alcohols, Carboxylic Acids and Esters Deck (10):
Alcohols Functional Group
Carboxylic Acid Functional Group
Ester Functional Group
Ethanol + Oxygen =
Carbon Dioxide + Water
What happens when sodium reacts with alcohols?
> The reaction is similar to that of water, but less vigorous.
> In ethanol the solution formed is sodium ethoxide.
> Emits hydrogen.
Ethanol + Oxygen atoms from an oxidising agent =
Ethanoic acid + Water
Difference between strong and weak acids.
Strong acids ionise completely in water.
Strong acids therefore have a higher concentration of H+ ions in their solution.
What 3 things are needed to make an ester?
> Carboxylic Acid
> A strong acid catalyst.
Carboxylic Acid + Alcohol =
Ester + Water