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Distinguish Between the Following : Benzoic Acid and Methyl Benzoate - Chemistry

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Distinguish between the following : Benzoic acid and methyl benzoate

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Solution

Benzoic acid can react with sodium bicarbonate to give brisk effervescence due to the release of CO2, while methyl benzoate does not.

Concept: Acids - Chemical Reactions of Carboxylic Acids - Reactions Involving Cleavege of O-H Bond
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