A compound 'C' with molecular formula C2H4O2 reacts with Na metal to form compound 'R' and evolve a gas which burns with pop sound. 'C' reacts with an alcohol 'A' in presence of an acid to form a compound C2H4O2.  On addition of NaOH to 'C' it gives 'R' and water. 'S' on treatment with NaOH gives back 'R' and 'A'. Identify C,R,A,S and write down the reactions involved.  

Asked by pranjaliinamdar2004 | 29th Feb, 2020, 07:20: PM

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2 CH subscript 3 COOH space plus space 2 Na space rightwards arrow 2 CH subscript 3 COONa space plus space straight H subscript 2 space space space space space
space space space space space space space space left parenthesis straight C right parenthesis space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space left parenthesis straight R right parenthesis

 

CH subscript 3 COOH space space plus space space CH subscript 3 OH space rightwards arrow with conc. straight H subscript 2 SO subscript 4 space on top space space CH subscript 3 COOCH subscript 3
space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space straight A space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space straight S

 

CH subscript 3 COOH space plus space NaOH space rightwards arrow with straight H subscript 2 SO subscript 4 on top space CH subscript 3 COONa space plus space straight H subscript 2 straight O space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space
space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space open parentheses space straight R close parentheses

 CH subscript 3 COOCH subscript 3 space rightwards arrow with NaOH on top space space space CH subscript 3 COOH space plus space CH subscript 3 OH
space straight S space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space straight R space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space straight A

Answered by Varsha | 2nd Mar, 2020, 10:36: AM