b. Write the chemical equation for its reaction with ethanol to form compound ‘Y’.
c. How can we get compound ‘X’ back from ‘Y’?
d. Name the process and write corresponding chemical equation.
e. Which gas is produced when compound ‘X’ reacts with washing soda? Write the chemical equation.
a. Compound X is ethanoic acid which gives and ester (Y) when reacts with ethanol.
b. CH3COOH + CH3CH2OH → CH3COOC2H5
c. Esters gives back alcohol and carboxylic acid in the presence of acid or base.
d. CH3COOC2H5 ---NaOH → C2H5OH + CH3COOH
e.CO2 gas is released.
CH3COOH + Na2CO3 → 2CH3COONa + H2O + CO2