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Step 1: Formation of protonated alcohol

Step 2: Formation of Carbocation

Step 3: Formation of ethene by the loss of a proton.


This mechanism is a mechanism for the dehydration of alcohols. Alcohols undergo dehydration which is the removal of a molecule of water to form alkenes in the presence of acids like concentrated sulphuric acid.

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