Aldehydes give carboxylic acids on:
When an aldehyde is oxidized the product that results is a Carboxylic acid.
From where can we get ethanol?
Sugarcane contains (C12H22O11) which on fermentation gives ethanol by the microbial action of invertase and zymase : --
Which gas is released when ethyl alcohol reacts with sodium?
Hydrogen gas is released.
In conversion from ethanol to ethene, concentrated sulphuric acid is used as:
Sulphuric acid is used as a dehydrating agent because sulphuric acid has a great affinity for water. It readily removes elements of water from other compounds i.e, it acts as a dehydrating agent, it being a hygroscopic substance absorbs water from other substances without dissolving in it, so it is considered a good drying agent.
IUPAC name of CH3COOH is:
Acetic acid, systematically named ethanoic acid, is a colourless liquid organic compound with the chemical formula
Carboxylic acids are:
Carboxylic acid is a weak acid as it undergoes partial or incomplete dissociation in water.
In the reaction, identify the reactant X.
CH3COOH + X CH3COOC2H5 + H2O
This is an esterification reaction in which a sweet smelling compound ester is formed.
The alkaline hydrolysis of oils and fats is called:
The alkaline hydrolysis of oils and fats is called saponification. The estrr, on treating with a base such as NAOH is converted back to alcohol and sodium salt of Carboxylic acid. The reaction is known as saponification.
The common name of ethanoic acid is:
The common name of ethanoic acid is acetic acid.
Which of the following will give a pleasant smell of ester when heated with ethyl alcohol and a small quantity of sulphuric acid?
Ethanoic acid reacts with ethanol in the presence of concentrated sulphuric acid as a catalyst to produce the ester, ethyl ethanoate.