Chemistry (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 19 - Acids, Bases, and Salts - 19 Assessment - Page 685: 94


NaC2H3O2 + H2O -> Na+ + HC2H3O2 + OH-

Work Step by Step

Sodium ethanoate dissolves into sodium and ethanoate ions when in solution. The enthanote ions, absorbs protons from water, leaving hydroxide ions in solution, thus causing the aqueous solution of sodium ethanoate to be basic.
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