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What are possible sources of error in an esterification lab?

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Apr 12, 2017

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Leftover reactants

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Remember that esterification is an equilibrium process. I.e.:

#Alcohol+Carbo xylic acid rightleftharpoons Ester#

This means that your product will still contain unreacted reactants at a dynamic equilibrium

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