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?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com February 24, 2021, 2:31 pm ad1c9bdddf
First reaction => the ratio of ethanol:water is 1:1... this means 1 mole of ethanol reacts and one mole of water is produced.
Second reaction => the ratio of ethanol:water is 2:1... this means 2 mole of ethanol reacts and 1 ...
Solution is found by determining the ratio of water produced to ethanol consumed.