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An organic compound ‘X’ sometimes used as an Antifreeze, has the molecular formula C2 H6O ‘X’ on oxidation gives a compound ‘Y’ which gives effervescence

with Baking power solution.

(i) Identify ‘X’ and ‘Y’.
(ii) Write the chemical equation involved in the conversion of ‘X’ into ‘Y’.
(iii) What happens when---
(i) ‘X’ undergoes dehydration.

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(i)  X = C2H5OH
     Y = CH3COOH

(ii)                           KMnO4
      C2H5OH  ---------------------------------->     CH3COOH

(iii)                        H2SO4
    C2H5OH      -------------------------------->   C2H4
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