among acetic acid, phenol & n-hexanol, which will be identified using NaHCO3 solution? Please explain with reason & reaction.

Asked by shubham.padamwar.3 | 26th Apr, 2015, 05:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Phenol is not acidic enough to react with sodium bicarbonate or sodium carbonate.
n-hexanol is neutral in nature.
Acetic acid neutralises sodium bicarbonate to give sodium acetate with the liberation of carbon dioxide gas.
CH3COOH + NaHCO3 → CH3COONa + CO2 + H2O

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 28th Apr, 2015, 08:56: AM