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Acid chlorides react with alcohols to form esters

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    Acid chlorides react with alcohols to form esters

    General Reaction

    OrganicCore_AcidHalides9.png

    Example 1:

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    Mechanism

    1) Nucleophilic attack by the alcohol

    OrganicCore_AcidHalides11.png

    2) Leaving group is removed

    OrganicCore_AcidHalides12.png

    3) Deprotonation

    OrganicCore_AcidHalides13.png

    Contributors

    Prof. Steven Farmer (Sonoma State University)


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