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Write the preparation of ethanol from methyl magnesium iodide. - Chemistry

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Write the preparation of ethanol from methyl magnesium iodide.

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Solution

Methyl magnesium iodide reacts with formaldehyde to form an adduct which on hydrolysis with dilute acid gives ethanol.

Concept: Ethers
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SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 12th Standard HSC Chemistry Maharashtra State Board 2021
Chapter 11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Short Answer Questions (Type-II) | Q 5.1
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