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# Assertion :Alcohol and a carboxylic acid is distinguished by sodium bicarbonate test. Reason: An aqueous solution of $$NaHC{ O }_{ 3 }$$ produces brisk effervescence due to the evolution of $$C{ O }_{ 2 }$$ with carboxylic acid.

A
Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
B
Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
C
Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
D
Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect

Solution

## The correct option is A Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for AssertionSodium bicarbonate test:Take a small amount of each compound in a test tube and add to it an aqueous solution of $$NaHCO_{3}$$. The compound which produces brisk effervescence due to the evolution of $$CO_{2}$$must be a carboxylic acid.Chemistry

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