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What is the species in Lucas reagent?

What is the species in Lucas reagent?

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Anjali Ahuja
askIITians Faculty 240 Points
7 years ago
Hi student
Lucas reagent is a solution of anhydrous zinc chloride i.e ZnCl2 (Lewis acid) in concentrated hydrochloric acid (HCl). It is used as a reagent to test alcohols and classify them in accordance to their reactivity.
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