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# How to prepare alcohol using hydrolysis of esters?

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## Preparation of Alcohol using Hydrolysis of EstersA reaction in which an acid reacts with alcohol in presence of acid to yield ester is called an esterification reaction.Esters are chemical compounds that are derived from organic or inorganic acids were at least one hydroxyl group is replaced by an alkoxy group. Hydrolysis is a simple reaction with water. It can be a reverse of water condensation. The general reaction of hydrolysis of the ester by dilute acid and water.$\underset{\mathrm{Ester}}{\mathrm{RCOOR}\text{'}}+\underset{\mathrm{Water}}{{\mathrm{H}}_{2}\mathrm{O}}\stackrel{{\mathrm{H}}^{+}\left(\mathrm{aq}.\right)}{⇌}\underset{\mathrm{Acid}}{\mathrm{RCOOH}}+\underset{\mathrm{Alcohol}}{\mathrm{R}\text{'}\mathrm{OH}}$Therefore to prepare alcohol using hydrolysis of esters, an esterification reaction is used.

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