Chemistry - Preparation of ethanoic acid from ethane
Preparation of ethanoic acid from ethane
The preparation of ethanoic acid from ethane shows how a number of
derivatives of the one alkane can be produced via a particular sequence of
The three-stage reaction sequence depicted below involves the chloro,
hydroxy (alcohol) and carboxy (acid) functional groups.
Being a saturated hydrocarbon, ethane will react with chlorine under
controlled light conditions, in a substitution reaction to produce
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