Ethyl acetate is a colorless liquid that has a sweet smell and can be found in foods such as bananas. It is also used to make plastic, paint, lacquer, and varnish. Ethyl acetate’s chemical formula is C4H8O2 and it cannot exist on its own.
It must have something else mixed with it for an equilibrium to form. This article will discuss how much ethyl acetate forms at equilibrium when mixed with other chemicals. The units of measure will depend on which equilibrium is being studied. But in general, it would be grams per liter or moles per liters. For example, if a student wanted to know how much acetic acid (CAA) forms when mixed with ethyl alcohol (*ethanol*) for an equilibrium. Then they could find the number of milliliters of CAA formed at equilibrium by dividing 60 g/L * 0.08 molal solutions into 60 mL and multiplying that number by the mole fraction for ethanol in water solution (.83).