- Write the chemical equation representing the preparation reaction of ethanol from ethene.
- Name the product obtained when ethanol is oxidised by either chromic anhydride or alkaline potassium permanganate.
- Give an example of an esterification reaction.
Ethanoic acid is formed when ethanol is oxidised by alkaline potassium permanganate.
Ethanoic acid (acetic acid) reacts with ethanol (ethyl alcohol) in presence of acid to form sweet smelling ester called ethyl ethanoate.