Hydrolysis to carboxylic acid [acidic]
Hydrolysis to carboxylic acid [acidic] Definition:
When an ester is treated with aqueous acid (and heat) it is converted into a carboxylic acid.
Hydrolysis to carboxylic acids [acidic] Explained:
The first part of the mechanism is the addition of water. The first step in acid-catalyzed ester hydrolysis is protonation of oxygen. This protonation makes the carbonyl group more electrophilic and ready for the nucleophilic attack by water. The positive charge is removed via deprotonation and formed a