In preparation of esters given in an experiment, the reaction product was extracted with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution (NaHCO3) in the isolation step. How? What gas was evolved during this washing step? Write the balanced equation for the reaction that produced it.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:47 pm ad1c9bdddf
You haven't said how the esterification was done. However, if a mineral acid was used as a catalyst you would remove this afterwards by washing the crude product with the NaHCO<sub>3</sub> (aq). If the esterification used excess ...
Solution provides a suggestion for how the esterification could be done, what gas could be used during the washing step and the chemical equation.