PPA - Making Esters
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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
What was the function of the "wet paper towel" condenser?
To turn the gases back into a liquid
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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