NaHCO3 (aq) + CH3COOH (aq) → CH3COONa (aq) + CO2 (g) + H2O (l)
This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): NaHCO3 is a base, CH3COOH is an acid.
This is a gas evolution reaction, CO2 is the formed gas.
- NaHCO3 – Sodium hydrogen carbonate
- CH3COOH – Acetic acid , Ethanoic acid
- Other names: Vinegar (when dilute); Hydrogen acetate; Methanecarboxylic acid , Methanecarboxylic acid , CH3-COOH
- Appearance: Colourless liquid ; Colourless liquid with pungent odour ; Colorless liquid or crystals with a sour, vinegar-like odor. [Note: Pure compound is a solid below 62°F. Often used in an aqueous solution.]
- CH3COONa – Sodium acetate , Sodium ethanoate
- H2O – Water, oxidane