# What products will the following reactions yield?

Assume these 2 reactions. I must write the Lewis structures of the products.

1. $$\ce{C6H5COOH + CH3CH2OH ->[\ce{H+}] ?}$$ (comment: A benzene ring + $\ce{CO_2H}$ on one end, I don't know its name)

2. $$\ce{CH3CH2OH + (CH3CO)2O ->[\ce{H+}]?}$$ (comment: acetic anhydride)

My approach:

For the first reaction I will get acetic anhydride (source)

For the second reaction I will get aspirin and acetic acid.

Questions:

1. Is the above correct?
2. Is there a connection between the two reactions? Is it an intermediate step of some sort? What is the importance between the two reactions?
3. Why is $\ce{H+}$ added?
4. What is the benzene ring and the $\ce{CO2H}$ called?