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Unformatted text preview: top. In the reaction benzoic acid completely dissolved and was the limiting reagents. Afterwards, only diethyl ether was left in the solution and it separated from the water. 5. a. The reaction is: NaHCO3 + C6H5COOH --> C6H5COO-Na+ + H2O + CO2 As you can see, the products of this reaction are water, carbon dioxide, and sodium benzonate. The ratio of moles of benzoic acid to sodium bicarbonate is 1:1. Therefore, it should take 84 mg of sodium bicarbonate to react completely with 122 mg of benzoic acid. b. The definition of a saturated solution is a solution in which the maximum amount of solvent has been dissolved. Therefore, the saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate means that any additional solvent added should just sit as a crystal in the solution. The statement is incorrect because it claims that benzoic acid continued to dissolve in an already saturated solution....
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