Write an activity to show the acidic nature of ethanol and for test of unsaturation of compounds why chlorine water cannot be used instead of bromine water?

Asked by SAYON | 17th Mar, 2017, 05:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Alcohols can behave as weak acids, undergoing deprotonation. The deprotonation reaction to produce an alkoxide salt is either performed with a strong base such as sodium hydride or n-butyllithium, or with sodium or potassium metal.

E.g. 2 CH3CH2-OH + 2 Na --> 2 CH3-CH2-O-Na + H2

Test for unsaturation

Answered by  | 17th Mar, 2017, 06:02: PM

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