Consider the following reaction:
Lauric acid+ Ethanol yields Ethyl laurate + Acetic acid
In the preparation of the esters given in this reaction, the reaction product is extracted with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution (NaHCO3) in the isolation step. Why? What gasis evolved during this washing step? Write a balanced equation for the reaction that produced it.
We extract the reaction product solution with NaHCO3 because we do not want the starting materials.
One of the starting …
This solution is provided in 80 words. It discusses how the starting materials of the reaction interact to produce products that are pure or impure.