1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In a lab, we are synthesizing salicylic acid fro methyl salicylate. The following steps are used: 1) Add NaOH to Methyl Salicylate 2) Heat solution 3) When solution has cooled, add HCl, then filter product My question is, what is present in the filtrate when filtering the product? 2. Relevant equations When adding NaOH, we get: methyl salicylate (but with Na's attached to the Oxygens), NaOMe, and 2H2O When adding HCl, I'm not certain what results. 3. The attempt at a solution I believe that Na+ and Cl- are in the filtrate, because surely those atoms are not in the final product (salicylic acid). But, I'm not certain what else is in the filtrate. For instance, when HCl is added to NaOMe, I'm not sure what the product is. Any help is much appreciated!