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Write the mechanism of hydration of ethene to yield ethanol.

Solution

The mechanism of hydration of ethene to form ethanol involves three steps.

Step 1:

Protonation of ethene to form carbocation by electrophilic attack of H3O+:

`H_2O + H^(+) -> H_3O^(+)`

Step 2:

Nucleophilic attack of water on carbocation:

Step 3:

Deprotonation to form ethanol:

 

 

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 11: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Q: 11 | Page no. 344
Solution Write the Mechanism of Hydration of Ethene to Yield Ethanol. Concept: Preparation of Phenols from Haloarenes, Benzenesulphonic Acid, Diazonium Salts and Cumene.
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