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Why is sulphuric acid not used during the reaction of alcohols with KI?

Why is sulphuric acid not used during the reaction of alcohols with KI?

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Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
8 years ago
Hello Student
Sulphuric acid is a very strong oxidising agent so it would oxidise KI to form I2. Thussulphuric acid is not used during the reaction of alcohols with KI
Ankit
15 Points
4 years ago
Being stronger oxidising agent H2SO4 oxidise HT to form I2 therefore H2SO4 is not used for preparation of HI in situ by the reaction with KI.

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