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# Describe the following: (iv) Decarboxylation

Q 12.16     Describe the following.

(iv)     Decarboxylation

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Decarboxylation-
The reaction in which the carboxylic acid loses carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon, in the presence of sodalime($NaOH$ and $CaO$ in the ratio of 3:1). This reaction is known as decarboxylation.

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