- When alcohol is heated, it will decompose to form alkene and water.
- For example, heating ethanol will produce ethene, heating propanol will produce propene, and so on.
- This process is called dehydration of alcohol.
Dehydration of Ethanol
- C2H5OH → C2H4 + H2O
- C3H7OH → C3H6 + H2O
Dehydration of Alcohols Using Aluminium Oxide as Catalyst
Aluminium oxide/ Porcelain chips