Q. 11 F4.6( 24 Votes )

How will you bring about the following conversions?

Ethanol to ethyl fluoride

Answer :

Ethanol in treatment with thionyl chloride(SOCl2) in the presence of pyridine gives ethyl chloride with the evolution of SO2 gas. The ethyl chloride on treatment with mercury fluoride gives ethyl fluoride (the Cl of ethyl chloride is being replaced by F from Hg2F2).



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