how to prepare sodium acetate??
hi,i want to know how to do sodium acetate.i heard that we need to boil vinegar in a pan and then add in some carbonate soda..then let it to cool and ice crystals can be made.but i dont think so this is a right way..can anyone help me??
- 8 ballLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
To obtain sodium acetate crystals u need to boil it. But for the actual rection u mat not need to because this is the well known "fizzing" reaction between baking soda(sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (acetic acid)
CH3–COOH + Na+[HCO3]– → CH3–COO– Na+ + H2O + CO2
84 grams of sodium bicarbonate react with 750 g of 8% vinegar to make 82 g sodium acetate in water. By subsequently boiling off most of the water, one can refine either a concentrated solution of sodium acetate or actual crystals.