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    Write a balanced equation for the neutralization of acetic acid with NaOH

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    Describe the rate limiting step; Give a practical every day example of this process and provide web site

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    CH3COOH + NaOH ------> NaCH3COO + H2O

    Acetic acid plus sodium hydroxide yields sodium acetate (a salt) and water.

    Now, because acetic acid is a weak acid, it must dissociate first like this:

    CH3COOH ------> CH3COO- + H+

    This is the rate-limiting step. Then, once ...

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    Describe the rate limiting step; Give a practical every day example of this example of this process and provide web site

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