okay two of the questions for my lab have me stump! Can anyone help me decide? The lab is dealing with esters(banana oil) one of the questions im totally stumped and the other i have an idea what it could be but don't know if it is correct. 1. One method for favoring the formation of an ester is to add excess acetic acid. Suggest another method, involving the right-hand side of the equation that will favor the formation of the ester Could it be to lessen the concentration of the product? Since the reaction overall wants to be in equilibrium? 2. WHy is it easier to remove excess acetic acid from the product than excess isopentyl alcohol? Because acetic acid is more electronegative than isopentyl alcohol? Thanks for any help you can give!