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  • Created on: 30-12-12 21:19

Ethanol is the type of alcohol found in alcoholic drinks such as wine and beer. It's also useful as a fuel. Fo

Making ethanol from ethene and steam

Ethanol can be made by reacting ethene (from cracking crude oil fractions) with steam. A catalyst of phosphoric acid is used to ensure a fast reaction.

ethene + steam → ethanol

C2H4 + H2O → C2H5OH

Notice that ethanol is the only product. The…


Rhys B-M

nice work, really helpful thanks

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