Q. 525.0( 3 Votes )

When ethanol is heated with concentrated sulphuric acid at 170 �C, it gets converted into ethene. In this reaction, concentrated sulphuric acid acts as : A. oxidising agent B. catalyst
C. dehydrating agent
D. reducing agent

Answer :

Ethene (CH2=CH2) is formed when ethanol is heated with cone. H2S04 at 170 �C. This reaction is known as dehydration.

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