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Write preparation of ethanoic acid.

Answer :

(1) Ethanoic acid is formed by oxidation of ethanol in air by fermentation in presence of acetobacter enzyme.

C2H5OH + O2 CH3COOH + H2O


(2) On the industrial production of ethanoic acid, methanol is reacted with carbon monoxide in presence of catalyst Iodine-Rhodium (I2-Rh).


CH3OH + CO CH3COOH


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