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Ester Formation Kit AP Chemistry

Ester Formation

The yield of ester can be increased either by removing one of the products of the reaction as it is formed or by increasing the concentration of one of the reactants. The normal procedure is to remove water using the dehydrating agent sulfuric acid, which also acts as the catalyst. In this experiment, we will combine various alcohols with acetic and butyric acids to form esters. The esters can be identified by their distinctive odors.

Kit Includes:

  • Acetic Acid - 25 ml x 2 Bottles
  • n-Butyric Acid - 25 ml x 2 Bottles
  • n-Butyl Alcohol - 25 ml x 1 Bottle
  • Octyl Alcohol - 25 ml x 1 Bottle
  • Methyl Alcohol - 25 ml x 1 Bottle
  • Ethyl Alcohol - 25 ml x 1 Bottle
  • Concentrated Sulfuric Acid - 25 ml x 1 Bottle
  • Glass Droppers - 7 pcs
Materials need but not supplied:

  • (# 3351-3) Support Stand - 15 pcs
  • (# 3419-3) Wire Gauze - 15 pcs
  • (#3017-5) Bunsen Burner or (# 3071-30) Hot Plate - 15 pcs
  • (# 6131-6) Beaker 500 ml - 15 pcs
  • (#6131-4) Beaker 250 ml - 15 pcs
  • (#6135-3) Test Tube 13 x 100 mm - 120 pcs
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Catalog # IS8005
Shipping Weight 15.00 lbs
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