Hi everyone. My question may look so simple but I wish to clear my doubt on some basics. I am preparing a reaction for producing polymer, sodium polyacrylate. For this,
1) 1M Acrylic acid CH2CHCOOH solution is prepared of 300 mL.
2) 1M NaOH solution is prepared of 300 mL.
3) Both were mixed to obtain pH=7. The reaction is as follows:
CH2CHCOOH + NaOH = CH2CHCOO-Na+. This may not be actual reaction, since dissociation of weak acid also matters.
Here, it is weak acid and strong base mixed at neutral pH. The acid will be in both dissociated and undissociated form. Now How do I calculate the sodium acrylate salt formed?
Though it looks simple, I am not satisfied in its calculation. Kindly do help.