Asked in Acids and Bases
How does sulfuric acid catalyze the preparation of esters Could some other acid be used?
The concentrated sulphuric acid solution is the preferred catalyst for the preparation of esters. Rarely used is the hydrochloric acid as a gas. ...
Asked in Food & Cooking
What features of esters allow them to be used to flavor food?
Pleasant odours of flowers and fruits taken from simple esters can be used to flavour food and drink. They can also be mixed together to form flavour combinations. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Why are esters unable to form hydrogen bonds with other esters?
Esters cannot form hydrogen bonds with other esters because there wouldn't be enough room on the molecules to support the hydrogen bonding (octet rule). ...
Asked in Organic Chemistry
Is there an organic compound that attracts the onion odor?
Normally, the natural odors are made by esters. Bases react with esters and form alcohol and carboxylate ions. So bases can be used to attract onion odor. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Plural Nouns
What is the purpose of esters?
Esters are used as softeners in molding and plastic industries, in artificial fragrances or scents, as solvents in pharmaceutical industries, as industrial solvents for making fats, cellulose, paints and varnishes, and used in making artificial food flavors that are added into food such as ice cream and sweets. ...