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If a colourless gas is evolved with smell of vinegar while adding dil.H2SO4 in the salt , we say that acetate radical is present in it. What is the that

colourless gas evolved please explain with a chemical equation. need the answer asap!!


We know that the chemical name of vinegar is ethanoic acid which is also called acetic acid.

Chemical formula of ethanoic acid (or vinegar ) is  CH_{3}COOH  .

So,when it reacts with any salt, the colourless gas called carbon dioxide ( CO_{2} ) is evolved.

Example :

Let's suppose that salt is sodium bicarbonate ( NaHCO_{3} )

CH_{3}COOH    +  NaHCO _{3}  
                                       ⇒ CH _{3}COONa + H _{2}O + CO_{2}              
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