What is #"sodium acetate"#?

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Jan 15, 2016

Answer:

Well, certainly there is a sodium acetate, that has the formula #H_3C-C(=O)O^(-)Na^+#

Explanation:

Acetic acid, #H_3C-C(=O)OH#, reacts with sodium hydroxide to give sodium acetate:

#H_3C-C(=O)OH + NaOH rarr H_3C-C(=O)O^(-)Na^(+) + H_2O#