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Help Me, please!!

 

Type the answer in paragraph form

 

In the presence of sulfuric acid, one molecule of ethanol (C2H6O) can react to form one molecule each of water and another product:

(C2H6O →H2O +?)

Using the law of conservation of mass, describe a technique a chemist could use to predict the formula of the unknown product; then use the technique you described to predict the formula of the unknown product.

 Dec 28, 2018
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Since this question states that only the PRESENCE of sulfuric acid is required , it is acting only as a catalyst. If the ethanol breaks down intoo H20 and one other product, due to the conservation of mass, it must be a compound of the two remaining carbon atoms and the four remaining hydrogen atoms: C2H4.   This compound is ethylene.

 Dec 28, 2018
edited by ElectricPavlov  Dec 28, 2018
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so whats the formula?

 Dec 28, 2018
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Wow, MB...I gave you the answer in paragraph form as your posted question asked!   

   Anyway  

              C2H6O ----> H2O + C2H4

 Dec 28, 2018
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thanks Ep..question why do you logged in as a guest

 Dec 28, 2018
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  Sometimes I just forget to take the trouble of 'signing in'....I have a password manager on my computer which I have to sign into first to then be able to sign into Web2.0 (the Web2.0 password is long and hard to remember....like all of my passwords on-line....so I use the password manager program).

 

Sample password:   u$@4VSt3gB

ElectricPavlov  Dec 28, 2018
edited by Guest  Dec 28, 2018
edited by Guest  Dec 28, 2018

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