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Give a chemical test to ditinguish between ethyl nitrile and nitroethane (one step)

Give a chemical test to ditinguish between ethyl nitrile and nitroethane(one step)

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GAURAV SINGH
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8 years ago
nitroethane reacts with nitrous acid to form crystalline nitrosonitroethane, which dissolve in alkali to give red solution.
Ethyl nitrile does not give this test

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Gaurav Singh
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