Answer to Question #71087 in Organic Chemistry for jordan

Question #71087
When ethanol was reacted with ethanoic acid to create ethyl ethanoate, why did it smell like nail polish remover instead of pears?
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2017-11-14T13:52:06-0500
A smell of compound depends on a concentration. Ethyl ethanoate smells like pears at low levels and like nail-polish-remover at high concentration. You can dilute it if you want feel the smell of pears.

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