posted by Jason on .
a crude non acidic product mixture dissolved in diethyl ether contains acetic acid. describe an extraction procedure that could be used to remove the acetic acid.
Why not treat it with Na2CO3 which will produce CO2 and water plus the sodium salt of the acid. Then add water to the mixture, the salt will be soluble in water, and you can separate the two layers (water and ether) with a sep funnel.