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Grade: 10
        
Reaction between ethyl alcohol, bleaching powder and water?
8 months ago

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Arun
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Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) or propanone (acetone) when treated with bleaching powder gives chloroform. This reaction is known as haloform reaction.
  • From ethanol

The reaction occurs as the bleaching powder reacts with water giving chlorine and calcium hydroxide as:

 

The reaction proceeds in three steps:

First step is the oxidation of ethyl alcohol to give acetaldehyde.

 

Second is chlorination of acetaldehyde to form chloral (trichloroethanal)

 
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