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Acid chlorides react with alcohols to form esters

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    5955
  • Acid chlorides react with alcohols to form esters

    General Reaction

    Example 1:

    Mechanism

    1) Nucleophilic attack by the alcohol

    2) Leaving group is removed

    3) Deprotonation

    Contributors

    Prof. Steven Farmer (Sonoma State University)