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A Neutral Compound'X' of Molecular Formula C2h60 on Oxidation with Acidified Potassium Dichromate Gives a Compound 'Y' . - Chemistry

Short Note

A neutral compound'X' of molecular formula C2H60 on oxidation with
acidified potassium dichromate gives a compound 'Y' .Compound 'X' react
with 'Y' on warming in presence of conc.H2S04 to give a sweet smelling
substance 'Z'. What are 'X','Y', and'Z'? Give equations of the reaction
involved.

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Solution

\[\ce{\underset{\text{(X)}}{C2H5OH} ->[O]  CH3CHO ->[O] \underset{\text{(Y)}}{CH3COOH}}\]

\[\ce{\underset{\text{(Y)}}{CH3COOH} + \underset{\text{(Y)}}{C2H5OH} ->[concH2SO4][\Delta]  \underset{\text{(Y)}}{CH3COOC2H5}}\]

'X' = Ethyl alchohol

'Y' = Ethanoic acid

'Z' = Ethyl ethanoate

Notes

 

Concept: Organic Compounds
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Part 2
Chapter 11.5 Alcohols
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