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The reaction between an alcohol and an acid with the elimination of water molecule is called:


A
esterification
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B
saponification
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C
etherification
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D
elimination
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Solution

The correct option is A esterification
Esterification is the general name for a chemical reaction in which two reactants (typically an alcohol and an acid) form an ester as the reaction product.
Esters are chemical compound derived from an acid (organic or inorganic) in which at least one -OH (hydroxyl) group is replaced by an -O-alkyl (alkoxy) group.

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