Describe a Test for Carboxylic Acid. - Science

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Describe a test for carboxylic acid.

 
 
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Solution

Carboxylic acids react with sodium bicarbonate to form Sodium ethanoate and water along with carbon dioxide, which produces effervescence in the reaction mixture. This reaction is used as a test for the presence of carboxylic acids.

`CH_3  COOH + NaHCO_3 -> CH_3 COONa + CO_2 + H_2O`

Concept: Ethanoic Acid
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 15 | Page 262
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