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Describe a procedure to form an ester from a sample of carboxylic acid.

Split the sample into 2. Reduce one sample of carboxylic acid with NaBH4 to form a secondary alcohol via nucleophilic addition. React the alcohol formed with remaining sample of carboxylic acid, along with sulfuric acid to form the ester.

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