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Answer :

When the carbon compound with molecular formula C2H6O reacts with Na metal in a test tube:


The main product formed is Sodium Ethoxide with evolution of hydrogen gas.


Therefore X is Ethanol and Y is hydrogen gas.


When Ethanol is heated in presence of concentrated sulphuric acid, it is dehydrated and forms Ethene.



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