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.
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.