JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry Hydrocarbons Question Bank Critical Thinking

  • question_answer If ethylene, carbon monoxide and water is heated at high temperature, which of the following is formed [AIIMS 2000]

    A) \[{{C}_{4}}{{H}_{8}}{{O}_{2}}\]

    B) \[{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{5}}COOH\]

    C) \[C{{H}_{3}}COOH\]

    D) \[C{{H}_{2}}=CH-COOH\]

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    \[\underset{\text{Ethylene}}{\mathop{{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{4}}}}\,+CO+{{H}_{2}}O\xrightarrow{\text{Ligh temp}\text{.}}\underset{\text{Propionic acid}}{\mathop{{{C}_{2}}{{H}_{5}}-COOH}}\,\]

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