what happens when ethyl bromide is heated with alcoholic potash

Asked by Aakrati Gawande | 27th Mar, 2014, 11:07: PM

Expert Answer:

When ethyl bromide is heated with alcoholic potash (alc. KOH), ethylene is formed.

   CH3CH2Br    +    KOH    →      CH2=CH2        +        KBr        +     H2O

Ethyl Bromide  Alc. Potash         Ethylene   Potassium bromide     Water

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2014, 09:32: AM

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