Question #964ac

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Apr 24, 2017

By Decarboxylation of Acetic Acid. The Name of this reaction is Oakwood reaction.


Decarboxylation converts Carboxylic Acid into Alkane having one Carbon atom less than the parent Carboxylic Acid.
Depicted Below is Soda Lime Decarboxylation :-

The reagents used in the reaction are :-

# NaOH and CaO #

The reaction is :-

#CH_3COOH -> CH_4 + CO_2#