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    Dehydrated Ethanol Reaction (Calculating Moles)

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    At intermediate concentrations of H2S04 in the temperature range 140-170 degrees C, ethanol may be dehydrated by two different independent reactions {see attachment}.
    Suppose that 30% of the ethanol reacts via reaction (1) and 70% via reaction (2). How many moles of water are produced per mole of original ethanol?

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    From your reaction schemes, we see that the first equation makes 1 mole of water for every 1 mole of ethanol. From your second equation, we can see that you make 1 ...

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    The solution provides a detailed explanation for calculating number of moles of water per mole of ethanol in a dehydration reaction.