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    Benzoic acid with hydroxide ion - extraction with sodium hydroxide

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    Show an equation for the reaction of benzoic acid with hydroxide ion? If you were performing an experiment with a Grignard reagent phenylmagnesium bromide with dry ice (carbon dioxide) in ether to create benzoic acid, why would it be necessary to extract the ether layer with sodium hydroxide?

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    PhCOOH + OH- --> PhCOO- + H2O

    benzoate ...

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    The solution shows an equation for the reaction of benzoic acid with hydroxide ion and discusses it with reference to Grignard reactions.

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