1. They are reduced to ethanol by strong reducing agents like lithium tetrahydridoaluminate (iii).
CH3COOC2H5(L) + 4[H] → 2C2H5OH(L)
2. Hydrolysis – They hydrolyze to form ethanol and ethanoic acid.
CH3COOC2H5(L) + H2O(L) → CH3COOH(L) + C2H6OH(aq)
3. It reacts with ammonia to form ethanol and ethanamide.
CH3COOC2H5(L) + NH3(g) → C2H5OH(L) + CH3CONH2(s)