When short-chain alcohols are esterified with short-chain carboxylic acids, flavouring materials are obtained with fruit-like smells. When they are esterified with aromatic acids, flavouring materials are obtained with a plant or flower-like character.
The experiment is particularly suitable for work in groups. It can be carried out together with the previous one (P7173100).
What you can learn about
- Carboxylic acids undergo acid-catalyzed reactions with alcohols under the formation of esters.
- Variations of the reactants allow the production of various olfactory components, which can be used as identical-to-natural aromas.
- Easy teaching and efficient learning by using interactive experimentation PHYWE-Software
- Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for the topic Organic Chemistry matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered