A solution of sodium acetate in water is observed to become more alkaline as the temperature is raised. Which conclusion can be drawn? This is the equation for the reaction.
Na+(aq) + C2H3O2–(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ HC2H3O2(aq) + Na+(aq) + OH–(aq)
(A) The forward reaction proceeds with evolution of heat.
(B) The forward reaction proceeds with absorption of heat.
(C) Acetic acid is less soluble in hot water than in cold water.
(D) at higher temperatures, Na+(aq) + OH–(aq) → NaOH (aq) will occur.
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