on reaction with sodium hydroxide, X yielded ethanoic acid and ethanol. a) iupac name of X b)name the reaction c)give a chemical reaction for the above reaction.

Asked by nand DAVE | 23rd Dec, 2013, 10:15: PM

Expert Answer:

Esters react in the presence of a base, sodium hydroxide and get hydrolyzed to form alcohol and carboxylic acid.

(a) IUPAC name of X - Ethyl ethanoate

(b) This reaction is known as saponification because it is used in the preparation of soaps.

(c) Reaction:

Answered by  | 24th Dec, 2013, 11:32: AM

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