Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 24 - The Chemistry of Life - 24 Assessment: 78

Answer

Palmitic acid is a long-chain carboxylic acid. Sodium palmitate then is the carboxylate salt of palmitic acid. To get the structure of sodium palmitate we deprotonate the carboxylic acid to form the carboxylate, and then add the sodium counterion.

Work Step by Step

Palmitic acid is a long-chain carboxylic acid. Sodium palmitate then is the carboxylate salt of palmitic acid. To get the structure of sodium palmitate we deprotonate the carboxylic acid to form the carboxylate, and then add the sodium counterion.
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