Esterification Using a Dean-Stark Trap

Description: Esterification of benzoic acid and n-butanol in the presence of catalytic amounts of sulfuric acid. The ester product is trapped at the bottom of the Dean-Stark trap because it is more dense than and insoluble in butanol. By trapping the product, the equilibrium is shifted toward the products.


Source: Clark Landis

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