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Explain Why, Ethene Decolourises Bromine Water Whereas Ethane Does Not. - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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Explain why, ethene decolourises bromine water whereas ethane does not.

Solution

Ethene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon, it combines with bromine in the bromine water thereby discharging its reddish-brown colour. However,  ethane is a saturated compound and it does not react with bromine in the bromine water and can have no effect on the colour of bromine water.

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Solution Explain Why, Ethene Decolourises Bromine Water Whereas Ethane Does Not. Concept: Versatile Nature of Carbon - Nomenclature of Carbon Compounds.
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