9th of March 2017

An organic compound X with molecular formula C2H6O burns with blue flame to form carbon dioxide and water.On oxidation with alkaline KMnO4 X produces organic compound Y with molecular formula C2H4O2.X when heated with Y in presence of conc.H2SO4,produces sweet smelling liquid Z.Idendify X,Y and Z?

Vikas Mahajan - CBSE - Class X

Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 14:37:PM


X = Ethanol

Ethanol on oxidation with alkaline KMnO4 gives ethanoic acid.

So, Y = Ethanoic acid

and when ethanol is heated in presence of H2SO4 produces ethene.

So, Z = Ethene

Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 18:45:PM