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    CH3COOH + CH3CH2OH(reversible reaction sign)CH3COOCH2CH3 + H2O
    My question is, why would the yield of ester significantly increase if concentrated sulphuric(VI) acid is added to a mixture of ethanoic acid and ethanol?
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    C'mon in year 9 you learn about the things that increase reaction rates and this is one of them. Once you have it worked out, think about why sulphuric acid has this property.
 
 
 
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