Write chemical equation repressing the preparation of ethanol from ethane.

Asked by Tanmay k | 4th Jan, 2013, 01:41: PM

Expert Answer:

  First convert ethane to ethene and then to ethanol.
           Br2                  Alc.
                CH3 – CH3 ———>   C2H5Br    ———> CH2 = CH2
                   Ethane       hv    Ethyl bromide KOH     Ethene

	C2H4     +      H2O   ==>       C2H5OH  
	Ethene          Steam             Ethanol 

Answered by  | 4th Jan, 2013, 03:25: PM

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