Ethanoic acid was added to compound X and the gas Y was evolved. When passed through lime water, turned it milky. Four sudents identified them as-

Asked by Samiksha Srivastava | 14th Dec, 2013, 09:28: AM

Expert Answer:

Ethanoic acid liberates carbon dioxide with carbonates or hydrogen carbonates.
The carbon dioxide when passed through limewater turns it milky.
2CH3COOH + Na2CO3  → 2CH3COONa   + H2O  + CO2
Ca(OH)2  + CO2 → CaCO3  + H2O

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 16th Dec, 2013, 10:41: AM

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