Decanoic acid is a 10-C carboxylic acid which suggests that it has a large alkyl/non-polar group on it
However, in the presence of bases like NaOH, it can be dissolved via acid-base reaction
Is decanoic acid-soluble or insoluble in NaOH solution?
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