[ [ Esterification ] A chemical reaction in which an alcohol and an acid form an ester as the reaction product.... More ]
A chemical reaction in which an alcohol and an acid form an [ Ester ] Chemical compounds derived from an acid where at least one -OH (hydroxyl) group is replaced by an -O-alkyl (alkoxy) group. Organic esters are commonly derived from a carboxylic acid and an alcohol. An important case are glycerides, which are fatty acid esters of glycerol. They are also responsible for many of the familiar fragrances of fruit, herbs... More as the reaction product.