how can we experimentaly differenciate between ethanol and ethanoic acid?

Asked by manoj255 | 21st Feb, 2010, 11:13: AM

Expert Answer:

If  NaHCO3(sodium bi carbonate) is added to both the compound the ethanol do not react with it but ethanoic acid give brisk effervesence with the evolution of CO2 gas.

Answered by  | 22nd Feb, 2010, 10:04: AM

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