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Convert ethanol into ethene using
(a) solid dehydrating agent
(b) hot conc. H2SO4 ?
Give only balanced equations.

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Solution

(i) Solid dehydrating agent:.

C2H5OHAl2O3−−−3000oCC2H4Ethene+H2O


(ii) Hot conc. H2SO4:

C2H5OHConc. H2SO4−−−−−−−170oCC2H4Ethene+H2O


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