When acetic acid is mixed with NaOH,a salt is formed.when this salt is heated with soda lime a hydrocarbon is formed.which one of the folllowing is the correct pair of the salt & the hydrocarbon?
a) CH3COONa & C2H6
b)CH3COONa & CH4
c)HCOONa & CH4
also give explaination to ur choice..
& tell me the formula of soda lime

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Answers

2015-01-29T10:24:33+05:30
THE CORRECT OPTION IS (b)
When CH₃COOH + NaOH ⇒ CH₃COONa + H₂O

CH₃COONa + NaOH ⇒ CH₄ + Na₂CO₃ is formed which is a decarboxylation reaction
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