Assertion (A): Esterification is a process in which a sweet smelling substance is produced.
Reason (R): When esters react with sodium hydroxide an alcohol and sodium salt of carboxylic acid are obtained.
Esterification is a reaction in which alcohol reacts with carboxylic acid to produce ester , which is a sweet smelling compound .
When an ester reacts with NaOH (sodium hydroxide) which is a base, the following reaction takes place and an alcohol and a sodium salt of carboxylic acid is obtained. It is the reverse of the esterification reaction.
- Assertion is true.
- Reasoning is true.
- But Reasoning does not give a correct explanation of Assertion.
Therefore, the correct option is (b) both assertion and reason are correct but the reason is not a correct explanation for the assertion.