How to prepare alcohol using hydrolysis of esters?

Answer:

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 where it involves the ejection of a water molecule when two molecules form together to form a larger molecule.

Hydrolysis of ester by dilute acid and water

Hydrolysis of ester by dilute acid and water

In the above reaction dilute acid is used as acid catalyst.

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