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?
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
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