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Posted by stacy on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:14pm.

Acetic acid (CH3COOH) reacts with isopentyl alcohol (C5H12O) to yield the ester isopentyl acetate which has the odour of bananas. If the yield from the reaction is 45%, how many grams of isopentyl acetate are formed when 3.77 g of acetic acid and 7.46 grams of isopentyl alcohol are reacted?

CH3COOH + C5H12O ¨ C7H14O2 + H2O

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