# (a) Write chemcial name and formula of vinegar? (b) Desbribe with a chemical equation what happens when sodium reacts with ethanol.

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(a) Write chemcial name and formula of vinegar?
(b) Desbribe with a chemical equation what happens when sodium reacts with ethanol.

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(a) The chemical name of vinegar is ethanoic acid. In fact, it is a dilute solution of ethanoic acid. Its chemical formula is CH_(3)COOH.
(b) Hydrogen gas is evolved in the reaction and is accompanied by brisk effervescence.
underset("Ethanol")(2C_(2)H_(5)OH)+2Natounderset("Sod. ethaxide")(2C_(2)H_(5)ON a)+H_(2).