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Answer to Question #57714 in Organic Chemistry for reena

Question #57714
what is the equation for the reaction of ethanoic acid with sodium carbonate.

and do i explain and compare this with the reaction of hydrochloric acid with sodium carbonate
Expert's answer
2CH3COOH + Na2CO3 –> 2CH3COONa + CO2 + H2O
2HCl + Na2CO3 –> 2NaCl + CO2 + H2O
Both of these reactions are replacement-type, and we can see that ethanoic acid possesses properties, typical also for inorganic acids.

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