Chemistry A reaction of an alcohol with an acid to produce an ester and water.
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- The degrees of esterification were 92% and 28.5% while galacturonic acid contents were 82% and 65%, respectively, for the two pectins.
- To convert it into fuel, the used fats and oil are subject to a process called esterification, where a sulphur-free product similar to diesel oil - Bio-Diesel - is created.
- The dimerization equilibrium constant increases with the extent of esterification.