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Grade: 12th pass
The catalytic oxidation of ethylene using silver catalyst produces? 
A. Formaldehyde
B. Ethyne
C. Ethylene glycol
D. Epoxy ethane
6 months ago

Answers : (2)

Aditya Gupta
1819 Points
hello pushpa. consider the following excerpt:
The production of ethylene oxide by the catalytic vapor phase oxidation of ethylene with a molecular oxygen containing gas in the presence of a Silver catalyst is widely practiced on a commercial Scale.
in fact the above rxn is a famous one and also finds widespread industrial application!
this means that ethylene oxide is produced. however, ethylene oxide is also known as epoxyethane (IUPAC name).
hence option D is correct
kindly approve :)
6 months ago
23547 Points
Silver catalyst was prepared with support by the impregnation method and used to produce ethylene oxide by oxidation of ethylene with air.
hence ethylene oxide formed
6 months ago
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