Q. 113.7( 6 Votes )

Describe one reaction of ethanol.

Answer :

When ethanol reacts with sodium, hydrogen gas is evolved.

This reaction is used as a test for ethanol.

When a small piece of sodium metal adds to the organic liquid (to be tested), taken in a dry test tube. If bubbles (or effervescence) of hydrogen gas are produced, it indicates that the given organic liquid is an alcohol.

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