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