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Write the name and the structural formula of the compound formed when ethanol is heated at 443 K with excess of cone. H2SO4. State the role of conc. H2SO4

in this reaction. Write chemical equation for the reaction. (3)


The product formed is:ethene

H2SO4 is a dehydrating agent. So, ethanol undergoes dehydration i.e., loses a water molecule to form ethene.
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