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Ester - Wikipedia


In chemistry, esters are chemical compounds derived from an acid (organic or inorganic) in which at least one –OH (hydroxyl) group is replaced by an –O–alkyl  ...

an introduction to esters - Chemguide


Esters are derived from carboxylic acids. A carboxylic acid contains the -COOH group, and in an ester the hydrogen in this group is replaced by a hydrocarbon ...

ester | chemical compound | Britannica.com


Jul 7, 2015 ... Ester, any of a class of organic compounds that react with water to produce alcohols and organic or inorganic acids. Esters derived from ...

Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry - Ester


Ester: A molecule or functional group derived by condensation of an alcohol and an acid with simultaneous loss of water. The most common type of ester is ...

Ester | Define Ester at Dictionary.com


Ester definition, a compound produced by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with the elimination of a molecule of water, as ethyl acetate, C 4 H 8 O 2 ...

Ester | Definition of Ester by Merriam-Webster


Define ester: any of a class of often fragrant organic compounds that can be represented by the formula RCOOR′ and that are usually formed by the…

BBC - GCSE Bitesize Science - Esters : Revision


A secondary school revision resource for AQA GCSE Triple Science about chemistry: Esters.

Nomenclature of Esters - Chemistry LibreTexts


Mar 4, 2016 ... Introduction. Esters are formed through reactions between an acid and an alcohol with the elimination of water. An example of this is the ...

ester - Infoplease


ester. ester, any one of a group of organic compounds with general formula RCO 2R′ (where R and R′ are alkyl groups or aryl groups) that are formed by the ...

ester - Wiktionary


From Old French ester, from Vulgar Latin *estō, from Classical Latin stō (cf. also the juridical Medieval Latin senses), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-.