In acid solution, ethyl acetate is hydrolysed to equivalent quantities of ethanol and acetic acid according to a pseudo-first order rate law. The alkalimetric determination of the acetic acid formed enables conclusions to be drawn on the temporal concentration of ester.
- Thermostat for precise temperature control
- Stable and safe construction due to solid stand material
- Determine the reaction rate constant for the acidolysis of ethyl acetate at two (or more) temperatures.
- Calculate the activation energy of the reaction from the temperature dependence of the measured rate constants.
What you can learn about
- Reaction rate
- Reaction rate constant
- Rate law for first and second order reactions
- Reactions with pseudo order
- Arrhenius equation
- Activation energy