Fri January 04, 2013 By: Tanmay K

Write chemical equation repressing the preparation of ethanol from ethane.

Expert Reply
Fri January 04, 2013
  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 
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