I did an experiment where I took extracted C6H5COOH (benzoic acid) from H2O using CH2Cl2. After extraction, I titrated the benzoic acid with NaOH solution. The titration was a light pink, which indicated the acidity of the solution.
The question is: Write the balanced equation for the reaction that occured when you titrated the aqueous layer with NaOH solution.
How do I write this?
If I have to take into consideration the CH2Cl2 and the water, I ended up with something like this:
C6H5COOH + H2O + CH2Cl2 + NaOH --> C6H5COOH + NaOH
where the H2O and CH2Cl2 were removed in order for the NaOH titration to happen.
Is this right? I am not sure. The end product in the experiment is benzoic acid.
Please reply soon. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.