The reaction between an organic acid and an alcohol in the presence of an acid catalyst is known as;

The reaction between an organic acid and an alcohol in the presence of an acid catalyst is known as;
A. Saponification
B. Dehydration
C. Esterification
D. Hydrolysis

Correct Option: Answer is C
Esterification is a chemical reaction that forms at least one ester (= a type of compound produced by reaction between acids and alcohols). Esters are produced when acids are heated with alcohols in a process called esterification. An ester can be made by an esterification reaction of a carboxylic acid and an alcohol.

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