Q. 124.8( 4 Votes )

Describe two examples of different oxidations of ethanol. Name the products obtained in each case.

Answer :

The two examples of different oxidations of ethanol are as follows:

(i) When Ethanol is burnt readily in air with blue flame.


The products obtained are carbon dioxide, water and release of heat and light.


The chemical reaction is as follows:



(ii) When Ethanol is heated with alk. Potassium Permanganate solution KMnO4 or Potassium dichromate solution K2Cr2O7, the ethanol is oxidized to form the product as Ethanoic acid.



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