Benzoic acid is not soluble in water, despite the fact that it often dissolves in bases such as oil, grease and other organic compounds. This is because even though a base is primarily made from water, it also contains o... More »

The solubility of benzoic acid in water is approximately 0.027 M, according to Oral Roberts University. The concentration of benzoic acid over 33 trials averaged 0.0271 M in water at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, with carboxyli... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

Texas State Technical College describes benzoic acid as a polar aromatic carboxylic acid. Benzoic acid is composed of a large, non-polar benzene ring attached to a smaller, polar carboxyl group. The compound is considere... More »

Benzoic acid has a Ka value of 6.4 x 10^–5. The Ka value of an acid is known as the acid dissociation constant, and it is a measure of how much a substance ionizes when added to a solution. More »

Acids usually exhibit a sour taste, an ability to change litmus paper from blue to red, react with bases to yield a salt with water, and react with some metals to produce hydrogen gas. Examples of common household acids ... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

When you mix an acid with an alkali, the compounds produce salt and water, as described by HyperPhysics, hosted by Georgia State University. Chemical reactions during which acid and base properties of compounds are neutr... More »

Benzoic acid has an IR spectroscopy with large peaks present in the 2500 to 3300 centimeter^-1 region, in the 1680 to 1750 region, in the 1300 region and in the 900 to 1100 region. All of these absorptions coincide with ... More »