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While converting ethanol to ethane what role is payed by conc.H 2 SO 4 ?

 

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In the reaction of conversion of ethanol to ethane, concentrated H 2 SO 4 acts as a dehydrating agent i.e. it removes water molecules and also acts as a catalyst .

The reaction that takes place is given below:

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While converting ethanol to ethane what role is payed by conc.H2SO4? Answer In the reaction of conversion of ethanol to ethane, concentrated H2SO4 acts as a dehydrating agent i.e. it removes water molecules and also acts as a catalyst. The reaction that takes place is given below: Reaction of conversion of Ethanol to Ethane Ethanol Concd H2SO4 180℃ Excess acid Ethylene HOH

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