Esterification: Definition, Process & Reactions


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Is the following an ester, alcohol, carboxylic acid, or something all together different?

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1. What reactants and products are used and formed in esterification?

2. Why does aspirin need to undergo esterification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the quiz and worksheet prepares you to check your knowledge of the esterification process and different reactions. Water and aspirin are two topics you will be quizzed on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Thanks to these resources, you can test your knowledge of:

  • Formation of water in the esterification process
  • Why aspirin needs to undergo esterification
  • Products and reactants produced by esterification
  • Things used in an esterification reaction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the products and reactants that are used in esterification
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the formation of water in this process
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the science lesson

Additional Learning

Develop a better understanding of this process by reading the lesson called Esterification: Definition, Process & Reactants. Thanks to this lesson, you can learn more about:

  • Different esterification reactions
  • Goal of esterification
  • Steps in this process