Question #c2c85

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Sep 21, 2015

In fact it is sodium glycolate. The answer I gave below is incorrect.


I was just looking at this again, and I realized that the quoted formula had 3 oxygens not the 2 that sodium ethanoate requires. So the answer below is wrong. You always see what you want to see. Whoops! I apologize.

#HOCH_2C(=O)O^−Na^+# is the sodium salt of glycolic acid, or hydroxyacetic acid, i.e. sodium glycolate.