Chemistry - please help!
posted by Anonymous .
How do you do the simplified structural formula and full structural formula of ester? I'm really struggling,please help!
e.g.methyl ethanoate/propyl methanoate
There are many rules of naming esters but simplified structural formula would entail, a condensed structure such as /\o/\ (o is connected to the 2 side chains) and a full structure wouild be if you drew it with all the carbons and hydrogens and etc.
(propyl is 3 carbons long)
I would draw methyl ethanoate as
CH3COOCH3, which I think is different than you have drawn. It is made by combining
CH3COOH + HOCH3 ==>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_acetate
I think the structure drawn actually is methyl methanoate or methyl formate
Propyl methanoate I think is correct with the correct number of atoms, but I think a clearer picture is
HCOOCH2CH2CH3. Made by combining
HCOOH + HOCH2CH2CH3
Also known as propyl formate.
Check my thinking.