Answer to Question #215859 in Inorganic Chemistry for Karan

Question #215859
Organic acids are soluble in dilute NaOH and organic bases are soluble in dilute HCI..Explain Why??
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2021-07-13T02:43:05-0400

The most common organic acids are carboxylic acids and phenols. Carboxylic acids are usually considered stronger acids than phenols, but both of these acids will react with NaOH (a strong base).

The salts of acids and bases are significantly more polar and, thus, distinctively more soluble in HCL

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