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Predict and balance the following organic reactions.
1. Ethanol(ethyl alcohol) and methanoic acid(formic acid) are mixed and warmed.
2. Ethanoic acid is combined with propanol.
An organic acid is RCOOH (where R can be anything except a functional group).
An alcohol is R'OH (where R' is anything except a functional group and the prime is used to show that it MAY be different than the first R).
RCOOH + R'OH ==> RCOOR' + H2O
Now all you need to do is fill in the R and R' groups. This is a general formula.