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Reaction: Glacial acetic

Write the balanced equation, the balanced net ionic equation, and answer the question.

1.) Glacial acetic acid is mixed with liquid methanol (nonaqueous).
What type of organic reaction can this be characterized as?

2.) Chlorine gas is bubbled into cold, dilute solution of potassium hydroxide.
What element is undergoing oxidation and what element is undergoing reduction?

3.) A strip of copper is immersed in a concentrated nitric acid solution.
List two observation that indicate a chemical reaction is occurring?

4.) Acidified potassium permanganate is added to a solution of sodium nitrite.
Write and balance the oxidation half-reaction for mass and charge.

5.) A solution of sodium bromide is added to an acidified solution of potassium bromate.
Write and balance the reduction half-reaction for mass and charge.

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1.) Glacial acetic acid is mixed with liquid methanol (nonaqueous).
What type of organic reaction can this be characterized as?

Solution:
Esterification. When carboxylic acid (acetic acid) and alcohol (methanol) are mixed, an ester is formed. The organic reaction is called esterification.

2.) Chlorine gas is bubbled into cold, dilute solution of potassium hydroxide.
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This solution answers 5 chemistry questions, addressing glacial acetic acid, chlorine gas, copper and acidified potassium.

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