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ˈɛs tərEster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. esternoun

    formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water

Wiktionary

  1. esternoun

    A compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water. It contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom.

  2. Etymology: From Essig-Äther "acetic acid ethyl ester".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Esternoun

    an ethereal salt, or compound ether, consisting of an organic radical united with the residue of any oxygen acid, organic or inorganic; thus the natural fats are esters of glycerin and the fatty acids, oleic, etc

  2. Etymology: [A word invented by L. Gmelin, a German chemist.]

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  1. Ester

    Esters are chemical compounds consisting of a carbonyl adjacent to an ether linkage. They are derived by reacting an oxoacid with a hydroxyl compound such as an alcohol or phenol. Esters are usually derived from an inorganic acid or organic acid in which at least one -OH group is replaced by an -O-alkyl group, and most commonly from carboxylic acids and alcohols. That is, esters are formed by condensing an acid with an alcohol. Esters are ubiquitous. Most naturally occurring fats and oils are the fatty acid esters of glycerol. Esters with low molecular weight are commonly used as fragrances and found in essential oils and pheromones. Phosphoesters form the backbone of DNA molecules. Nitrate esters, such as nitroglycerin, are known for their explosive properties, while polyesters are important plastics, with monomers linked by ester moieties.

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Anagrams for Ester »

  1. estre, reset, Reset, steer, stere, stree, terse, trees

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ester in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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