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Lesson Flashcards: Properties of Esters Chemistry

Fischer esterification

The reaction of an alcohol and carboxylic acid to produce an ester in the presence of a strong acid

A volatile substance

A substance that readily evaporates at normal temperatures and pressures

Condensation reaction

A reaction that joins molecules together in a chemical bond and results in the formation of a small molecule, such as water

Triesters

Molecules containing three ester groups

Fatty acid

A monocarboxylic acid with a long aliphatic chain

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