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Sodium ethoxide is prepared by reacting ethanol with aqueous sodium hydroxide.

Sodium ethoxide is prepared by reacting ethanol with aqueous sodium hydroxide.

Grade:12th pass

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Kevin Nash
askIITians Faculty 332 Points
7 years ago

False : Ethanol is not acidic enough to react with aq. NaOH. Thus sod. Ethoxide (C base 2H base 5ONa) is prepared by the reaction of Na metal with ethyl alcohol.

2C base 2H base 5OH + 2Na ?2 C base 2H base 5ONa + H base 2 ?

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