In the topic of Hydroxy Compounds, two very important homologous series of organic compounds are being discussed, namely: Alcohols and Phenols.
Their chemical properties are of huge interests and importance to organic chemists.
Today, we shall take a look at the esterification reactions involving alcohols.
Alcohols can react with both carboxylic acids and acid chlorides to form esters.
There are similarities as well as differences in both the esterification reactions. Are you aware of them?
These similarities and differences are heavily tested in advanced Chemistry syllabus such as the Cambridge GCE A-Level H2 Chemistry examinations (and equivalence).
In this video, Mr Sean Chua, Chemistry Specialist of more than 20 years of teaching experience, shares in his regular JC2 H2 Chemistry Tuition Classes on everything you need to know about esterification involving alcohols.
Length of video: 11.48 mins
Direct video link: https://youtu.be/VsabNXeAeOI
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