Carbon and its Compounds | Class 10 | Activity 4.8 with Solution

Carbon and its Compounds | Activities in Text Book with Solution

Activity 4.8

Take 1 mL ethanol (absolute alcohol) and 1 mL glacial acetic acid along with a few drops of concentrated sulphuric acid in a test tube.

Warm in a water-bath for at least five minutes as shown in Fig. 4.11.

Pour into a beaker containing 20-50 mL of water and smell the resulting mixture.

Fig. 4.11

✅ Answer

The resulting mixture is an ester. Esters have sweet smell.
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