Common and easy examples from Wikipedia

Carboxylic acidAlcoholAroma
Butanoic acidButanolPineapple
Butanoic acidEthanolBanana, pineapple, strawberry
Ethanoic acidEthanolGlue, nail polish remover
Ethanoic acidIsopropanolFruity
Ethanoic acidPentanol (amyl alcohol)Apple, banana
Ethanoic acidPropanolPear
Lactic acidEthanolButter, cream

Making esters

Add these in a test tube.

  1. Heat the tube in a hot water bath for 5 minutes.
  2. Cool down the tube in a cold water bath for a couple of minutes.
  3. Pour the contents onto a beaker of cold water. Smell it.

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