Q. 384.3( 6 Votes )

A gas is evolved when ethanol reacts with sodium. Name the gas evolved and also write the balanced chemical equation of the reaction involved.

Answer :

When ethanol reacts with sodium, hydrogen gas (H2) is evolved.


This reaction can be shown by following equation.


2CH3CH2OH + 2Na 2CH3CH2ONa + H2


This is an oxidation-reduction reaction. Na is oxidized, and H is reduced.


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