1. T

    Function of Lipase - TPR Demo Test

    I am reviewing my TPR Demo Test results and can't seem to figure out this question even though it seems pretty straight-forward: Lipase works to hydrolyze which of the following functional groups? (a) Amide (b) Ester (c) Ether (d) Hemiacetal I originally thought the answer would be b -...
  2. DreamingOfDentistry

    increasing the rate of ester hydrolysis

    Would adding a deactivating or activating group speed up this reaction!? I know its not an EAS reaction and cant think "oh a donating group would cause it to react faster." I've also read a paper that said esters react similarly like amides and go quicker with electron withdrawing groups. Does...