Make an ester with an alcohol and a carboxylic acid. Taste the smell!
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A chemist walks into a pharmacy and asks
the pharmacist, "Do you have any acetylsalicylic acid?"
"You mean aspirin?" asked the pharmacist.
"That's it, I can never remember that word."
An ester is an organic compound which is in the general formula: R-COO-R'. Carboxylic acids are spelt as alkyl-alkanoate such as ethyl-methanoate, methyl-butanoate, or pentyl-propanoate.
The R and R' represent different carbon-hydrogen chain.
Esters are like salts, but they don't have positively and negatively charged ions floating around.
The R-COO is made from the R-COOH with the H dropping off, and the R' is made from HO-R' where the HO drop off. Therefore, an ester is named R-R'oate. R depends on the type of hydrocarbon chain. Here is a guide:
Two molecules are walking
down the street and they run into each other. One says to the other, "Are you
"No, I lost an electron!"
"Are you sure?" "I'm positive!"
The principle behind making esters is the combination of an Alcohol and a Carboxylic Acid.
Esters are used in cheap perfumes, and foods.
MAGIC? YEAH MAGIC!!! LOL
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