Write the chemical formula and name of the compound which is the active ingredient of all alcoholic drinks. List its two uses. Write chemical equation and name of the product formed when this compound reacts with:
(i) sodium metal
(ii) hot concentrated sulphuric acid.
Ethanol (C 2 H 5 OH) is an active ingredient of all alcoholic drinks.
Uses of Ethanol are:
- In manufacture of drugs
- As a solvent in the manufacture of varnishes and perfumes.
Reaction of ethanol with Sodium Metal (Na) :
Reaction of ethanol with hot concentrated sulphuric acid: