(Last Revision: January 31, 1997)
The hydrolysis of ethyl acetate in basic solutions is followed by means of conductance measurements.
Sime, Rodney J., "Physical Chemistry - Methods, Techniques and Experiments," Saunders Pub., Philadelphia, PA, 1990. p. 609-620.
The kinetics of a reaction are determined by following the change in concentration with time. Actually, any property related to the concentration can be followed and in this case the conductivity provides a convenient property for this purpose. By determining the conductivity as a function of time, the rate constant can be found. If the reaction is carried out at different temperatures, the activation energy can also be found.
Thermostat at 25 deg C and another temperature, glassware, conductance cell, conductance bridge, timer.
Ethyl acetate (0.04M), 0.1 M NaOH
Follow the procedure described by Sime.
The calculations are those described by Sime.