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In preparation of Alkanes using decarboxylation why does Na attack o-H side of carboxylic acid. Why does it not attack the carbon in decarboxylic acid

In preparation of Alkanes using decarboxylation why does Na attack o-H side of carboxylic acid. Why does it not attack the carbon in decarboxylic acid 

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Shivangi Khatter
askIITians Faculty 468 Points
4 years ago
due to presence of acidic Hydrogen

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