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What happens when the vapour of ethanol is passed over heated copper catalyst at 573 K?


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Acetone will be formed.

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Acetaldehyde will be formed.

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Ehanoic acid will be formed.

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Ethyl ethanoate will be formed.

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Solution

The correct option is B

Acetaldehyde will be formed.


When the vapour of ethanol is passed over the heated copper catalyst at 573 K, it is dehydrogenated to acetaldehyde.

CH3CH2OHCu−−573KCH3CHO+H2

Ethanol Acetaldehyde


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