Question
Thu March 27, 2014 By: Sanskrati Gawande

what happens when ethyl bromide is heated with alcoholic potash

Expert Reply
Fri March 28, 2014

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

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