Geuther, Ann., 1880, 202, p. 317), or by the action of moist carbon dioxide on potassium (H.
Geuther, Ann., 1862, 123, p. 228; see also W.
Geuther, Ann., 1880, 202, p. 306), C 2 H 5 ONa+CH 3 000Na+CO = H CO 2 Na+CH 3 CH 2 CH 2 COONa.
Geuther, who showed that the chief product of the action of sodium on ethyl acetate was a sodium compound of composition C6H903Na, which on treatment with acids gave a colourless, somewhat oily liquid of composition C6H1003.
This view was not accepted by Geuther, who looked upon his compound C6H1003 as being an acid.
Geuther); or by the addition of water to the pentachloride, the precipitate formed being dried over sulphuric acid (P. Conrad, Chem.
Pyrophosphoryl chloride, P 2 0 3 C1 4, corresponding to pyrophosphoric acid, was obtained by Geuther and Michaelis (Ber., 1871, 4, P. 766) in the oxidation of phosphorus trichloride with nitrogen peroxide at low temperature; it is a colourless fuming liquid which boils at about 212° with some decomposition.