Interaction | Reaction | Process     Data Page

Acid chlorides react with alcohols to give esters and hydrogen chloride.

This acylation reaction involves nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl function followed by elimination. The overall effect is nucleophilic substitution.

Reactant Page Go To Go To
Acid chloride (AS/A2 generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Alcohol (AS/A2 generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Ester (AS/A2 generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Hydrogen chloride     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: A2
Substitution: Addition-followed-by Elimination
Substitution: Nucleophilic @ Acyl-Nfg

© Mark R. Leach 1999 –

Queries, Suggestions, Bugs, Errors, Typos...

If you have any:

Suggestions for links
Bug, typo or grammatical error reports about this page,

please contact Mark R. Leach, the author, using