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Give a chemical test/suggest a reagent to distinguish between methanol and ethanol.

Give a chemical test/suggest a reagent to distinguish between methanol and ethanol.

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Kevin Nash
askIITians Faculty 332 Points
7 years ago

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Iodoform test is used to distinguish methanol and ethanol. Ethanol gives iodoform test white methanol does not respond.

C base 2H base 5OH + 4I base 2 + 6NaOH

? CHI base 3 ? + 5Nal + HCOONa + 5H base 2O

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