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Write the Name and Structural Formula of the Compound Obtained When Ethanol is Heated at 443 K with Excess of Conc. H2SO4. - Science

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Write the name and structural formula of the compound obtained when ethanol is heated at 443 K with excess of conc. H2SO4. Also write chemical equation for the reaction stating the role of conc. H2SO4 in it.

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When ethanol (C2H5OH) is heated at 443 K with excess of conc. H2SO4, ethene (C2H4) is obtained. In this reaction, sulphuric acid acts as a dehydrating agent.

Concept: Ethanol
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