. Write the name and the structural formula of the compound formed when ethanol is heated at 443 K with excess of cone

H2S04 State the role of  cone. H2S04  in this reaction. Write chemical equation for the reaction.


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Ans.  When ethanol is heated  with  excess  of concentrated  sulphuric acid  at 443 K,  it  gets dehydrated to form ethane (an unsaturated hydrocarbon)


In this reaction, concentrated- sulphuric acid acts as a dehydrating agent which removes water molecules from the ethanol molecule

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