# Question #6f366

Mar 14, 2017

Here's what I get.

#### Explanation:

The reaction is a simple proton transfer from the acid to the amine to form an ammonium salt.

The equation for the salt formation is

$\underbrace{\text{CH"_3("CH"_2)_16"COO-H")_color(red)("stearic acid") + underbrace(":N"("CH"_2"CH"_2"OH")_3)_color(red)("triethanolamine") → underbrace("CH"_3("CH"_2)_16"COO"^"-"color(white)(l) "H-"stackrel("+")("N")("CH"_2"CH"_2"OH")_3)_color(red)("triethanolammonium stearate}}$

The structure of the salt is