1.Ethanol (`C_2H_5OH` ) and acetic acid (`CH_3COOH` ) react to form ethyl acetate (`CH_3COOC_2H_5 ` ) according to the following reaction:
`C_2H_5OH (aq) + CH_3COOH (aq) -> CH_3COOC_2H_5 (aq) + H_2O (l)`
125 mL of a 2.00 M ethanol solution is combined with 125 mL of 1.0 M acetic acid solution and the solution is warmed to 98°C. How many grams of ethyl acetate can we expect to produce assuming the reaction goes to completion?
First, check if the reaction equation is balanced. Since it is already balanced, we can now proceed to stoichiometric computation to determine the amount of ethyl acetate to be formed in the reaction.
`C_2H_5OH (aq) + CH_3COOH (aq) -> CH3COOC_2H_5 (aq) + H_2O (l)`