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Hexanoic acid is only slightly soluble in water but is readily soluble (with stirring and shaking) in both 0.6 M NaHCO3 and 2.5 M NaOH.
give a brief explanation of the reaction for each
An acid + base = salt + water.
NaOH forms the Na salt as does NaHCO3.
RCOOH + HONa ==> RCOONa + HOH.