NEET Sample Paper NEET Sample Test Paper-19

  • question_answer This alcohol manufactured from water gas is

    A)  Isobutanol                  

    B)  Methanol

    C)  Ethanol                      

    D)  Butanol

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Methanol is commercially obtained by catalytic hydrogenation of water gas\[(CO+{{H}_{2}}).\] \[\text{CO+2}{{\text{H}}_{\text{2}}}\xrightarrow[\text{CuO/ZnO/C}{{\text{r}}_{\text{2}}}{{\text{O}}_{\text{3}}}]{\text{573K;200}\,\text{atm}}\text{C}{{\text{H}}_{\text{3}}}\text{OH}\] Ethanol is commercially obtained either by hydration of ethene or fermentation of carbohydrates. Hence, the correct option is [b].

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