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In dehydration of alcohol, a molecule of ________ is eliminated from an alcohol molecule by heating the alcohol.


A
carbon
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B
hydrogen
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C
water
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D
oxygen
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Solution

The correct option is B water
In dehydration reactions, a molecule of water is eliminated from an alcohol molecule by heating the alcohol in the presence of a strong mineral acid. A double bond forms between the adjacent carbon atoms that lost the hydrogen ion and hydroxide group.

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