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Lesson Flashcards: Reactions of Esters Chemistry

Transesterification

A chemical reaction that replaces the OR group of an ester with a different OR group to form a different ester

Diols

Molecules containing two alcohol groups

Ammonolysis

A chemical reaction where ammonia reacts, breaking one or more bonds

Fatty acid

A monocarboxylic acid with a long aliphatic chain

Ester hydrolysis

A chemical reaction where water reacts with an ester, breaking the carbon–oxygen single bond of the ester

Triglyceride

A triester that is formed by the reaction between glycerol and three fatty acids

Diesters

Molecules containing two ester groups

Soap

A salt of a fatty acid

Ester ammonolysis

A chemical reaction where ammonia reacts with an ester, breaking the carbon–oxygen single bond of the ester

Saponification

The base-induced hydrolysis of fats or oils into soaps and alcohols

Hydrolysis

A chemical reaction where water reacts, breaking one or more bonds

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