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Ester Definition

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The formula for the ester functional group is RCOOR'.

The formula for the ester functional group is RCOOR'.

Ben Mills
Definition: An ester is an organic compound where the hydrogen in the compound's carboxyl group is replaced with a hydrocarbon group.
Examples:
Ethyl acetate is an ester. The hydrogen on the carboxyl group of acetic acid is replaced with an ethyl group.

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