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    "When methanol and methanoic acid react together the reaction also reaches equilibrium. These are the boiling points in oC of the substances present at equilibrium:
    methanol - 65
    methanoic acid - 101
    methyl methanoate - 32
    water - 100.
    Use these data to suggest a reaction temperature which would improve the yield of the ester, and explain why"

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    A temperature above the esters boiling point and below the starting materials would be ideal for a distillation to remove the product and pull the equilibrium more to the product side
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    A temperature above the esters boiling point and below the starting materials would be ideal for a distillation to remove the product and pull the equilibrium more to the product side
    Ah thanks (:
 
 
 
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