Describe a Test for Carboxylic Acid. - Science

Describe a test for carboxylic acid.

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