Organic Acids and Esters
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Carboxylic acids and esters are two oxygen-containing compounds that possess multiple oxygen atoms with different hybridization states. First, look at two ways to prepare carboxylic acids. Then, examine how Fischer esterification produces esters. Finally, learn about retrosynthetic analysis, a tool that helps organic chemists address synthetic challenges.