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Re: Where does Ethyl Acetate comes from ?? opps Arrow didnt work

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  • Thomas
    Vinegar ( In wash ) C2H5OH + O2 CH3COOH + H2O Ethanol + oxygen Acetic acid + water Esterification ( in the still ) CH3CH2OH + CH3COOH
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 22, 2006
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      Vinegar ( In wash )
      C2H5OH + O2 >>>>> CH3COOH + H2O
      Ethanol + oxygen >>>>> Acetic acid + water

      Esterification ( in the still )
      CH3CH2OH + CH3COOH >>>>> CH3COOCH2CH3 + H2O
      Ethanol + Acetic Acid >>>>> Ethyl Acetate + water

      Ive read that Baking soda removes acitic acid but Its reccomended
      that it's used on the second distillation ( after some ethyl acetate
      is allready produced )

      Baking soda + vinegar reaction
      NaHCO3 + CH3COOH >>>>> CH3COONa + CO2 + H2O
      Sodium Bi-carb + Acetic Acid >>>>> Sodium Acetate + CO2 + water

      Does anyone Know if im on the right track ??
      Could air at the top of column mix with ethanol to produce Acitic
      acid and then go to ethyl acetate ???
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