PPA - Making Esters

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PPA - Making Esters
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2012-01-02 12:00:14
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Higher Chemistry - PPA - Making Esters
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  1. The aim of the experiment was to prepare methyl methanoate (or any ester) and to identify some of its characteristic properties. How was the reaction rate of the experiment increased?
    • By heating up the contents of the test tube
    • Adding a catalyst - concentrated sulphuric acid
  2. What was the function of the "wet paper towel" condenser?
    To turn the gases back into a liquid
  3. State two pieces of evidence which suggested that an ester had been formed
    • A layer formed on top of the water
    • There was a distinct smell present

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