Esters as Food Flavorings

High schoolers produce esters in the laboratory by combining different carboxylic acids with different alcohol. In this esterification lesson plan, students experiment with 3 carboxylic acids and 3 alcohols to produce 3 esters with fruit like odors. High schoolers locate 5 grocery items with esters and identify each item and the alcohol and carboxylic acid used to produce each.

9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
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