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