When propionic acid is treated with aqueous sodium bicarbonate, CO2 is liberated. The C from CO2 comes from

  1. A

    methyl group

  2. B

    carboxylic acid group

  3. C

    methylene group

  4. D

    bicarbonate

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    Solution:

    CO2 comes from HCO3.

    When propionic acid is treated with aqueous sodium bicarbonate, CO2 is liberated. The C from CO2 comes from bicarbonate.

    CH3CH2COOH+NaHCO3CH3CH2COONa+H2O+CO2

    Option D is correct.

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