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b0039 esterification sulfuric acid
Question from my student Utkarsh :
Mr Sie, during esterification, how does sulfuric acid shift the position of equilibrium? I thought catalysts don't affect the position of equilibrium?
My answer :
Sulfuric acid is not only act as catalyst. Sulfuric acid releases H+. It increases the concentration of acid. Equilibrium will shift.