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What Happens When (Give Chemical Equation): Sodium Reacts with Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) - Science

What happens when (give chemical equation):
Sodium reacts with ethanol (ethyl alcohol)

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Solution

Ethanol reacts with sodium to form sodium ethoxide along with the rapid effervescence of hydrogen gas.
The chemical equation of this reaction is as follows:
2C2H5OH + 2Na → 2C2H5O-Na+ H2

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 10 | Page 262
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