NEET Sample Paper NEET Sample Test Paper-21

  • question_answer Which of the following compounds is formed when ethanol reacts with acetic acid in the presence of concentrated\[{{H}_{2}}S{{O}_{4}}?\]

    A) \[{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{5}}O{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{5}}\]            

    B) \[C{{H}_{3}}COO{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{5}}\]          

    C) \[C{{H}_{3}}C{{H}_{2}}CHO\]

    D)   \[C{{H}_{3}}OC{{H}_{3}}\]        

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Esterification \[{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{5}}OH+C{{H}_{3}}COOH\xrightarrow{conc.\,{{H}_{2}}S{{O}_{4}}}\] \[C{{H}_{3}}COO{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{5}}+{{H}_{2}}O\] Hence, the correct option is (b).

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