Chemistry - please help!

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

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 272
  1. 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.

    methyl ethanoate
    CH3-O-COH

    propyl methanoate
    (propyl is 3 carbons long)
    CH3CH2CH2-O-COH

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
  2. 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.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. AP Chemistry

    The structural formula for acetic acid is CH3CO2H. What is its empirical formula; what is its molecular formula?

  2. Biochemistry

    What is the condensed structural formula of cyclopropane?

  3. Science

    The diagram below shows the structural formula and 3D model of the same substance. Which substance is represented by the diagram above? A. H2O ? B. OH C. H2O2 D. OH2 PLZ HELP ASAP @miss sue

  4. Chemistry

    Nonane has a density of 0.79 g/mL. and boils at 151 Celcius. a. What is the condensed structural formula of nonane b. Is it a solid, liquid, or gas at room temperature c. Is it soluable in water d. Will it float on water or sink

  1. Chemistry

    1. Which of the following compounds is an unsaturated hydrocarbon? methane *propyne nonane methyl 2. The general name for hydrocarbons with at least one triple covalent bond is ____. alkenes alkyls alkanes *alkynes 3. What is the

  2. Chemistry

    An organic acid has a percentage composition by mass of C 41.4%, H 3.4%, and O 55.2%. A solution containing 0.250g of the acid, which is dibasic required 26.60 cm cubed of NaOH solution (0.20 mol.dm -3) for neutralisation.

  3. chemistry

    What are compounds that have the same molecular formula but different structural formulas called?

  4. Organic Chemistry

    An expanded structural formula shows all the atoms of the molecule and all the bonds between the atoms in the molecule. Draw the expanded structural formula for 1,3-dichlorocyclopentane. Draw the structure by placing atoms on the

  1. O-Chem

    Write the structural formula of a compound with an unbranched chain of five carbon atoms that is an alkenoic acid.

  2. Chemistry

    Write down (a) condensed and (b) skeletal structural formulas for isomers of an organic substance whose chemical formula has 5 carbon atoms and 12 hydrogen atoms and (c) provide the common name for each of the isomers

  3. Chemistry: Please check answers

    1. Which of the following compounds is an unsaturated hydrocarbon? methane *propyne nonane methyl 2. The general name for hydrocarbons with at least one triple covalent bond is ____. alkenes alkyls alkanes *alkynes 3. What is the

  4. A-Level Chemistry

    How many alcohols (including both structural isomers and stereoisomers) can have the molecular formula C4H10O I know what structural and stereoisomers are but i want to know that whats the method to find the total number of

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.