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How is methyl benzoate formed?

Methyl benzoate is formed by the condensation of methanol and benzoic acid, in presence of a strong acid. Methyl benzoate reacts at both the ring and the ester, depending on the substrate. Electrophiles attack the ring, illustrated by acid-catalysed nitration with nitric acid to give methyl 3-nitrobenzoate.

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Keeping this in view, how do you make methyl benzoate?

In this experiment you will prepare methyl benzoate by reacting benzoic acid with methanol using sulfuric acid as a catalyst. Since this is a reversible reaction, it will reach an equilibrium that is described by the equilibrium constant, Keq .

Beside above, is methyl benzoate a liquid or solid? Methyl benzoate is an ester with the chemical formula C6H5COOCH3. It is formed by the condensation of methanol and benzoic acid. It is a colorless to slightly yellow liquid that is insoluble with water, but miscible with most organic solvents.

Additionally, what is methyl benzoate used for?

Methyl benzoate has a pleasant smell, strongly reminiscent of the fruit of the feijoatree, and it is used in perfumery. It also finds use as a solvent and as a pesticide used to attract insects such as orchid bees.

What is the structure of methyl benzoate?

C8H8O2

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