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Assertion :Ethyl chloride reacts with sodium ethoxide to from diethyl ether. Here ethoxide ion behaves as strong base. Reason: C2H5OH is weak acid.

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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion.
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion.
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Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect.
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Assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct.
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Solution

The correct option is D Assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct.
Ethyl chloride reacts with sodium ethoxide to from diethyl ether. Here ethoxide ion behaves as strong nucleophile. It displaces chloride ion from ethyl chloride.

CH3CH2Cl+CH3CH2ONaCH3CH2OCH2CH3+NaCl

Ethanol is a Bronsted acid and lewis base.

Thus, assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct.

Hence, option D is the answer.

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