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7th Edition
STOKER + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

When propane undergoes a dehydrogenation reaction the organic product is

  1. a. ethane
  2. b. butane
  3. c. propene
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The organic product formed when propane undergoes dehydrogenation reaction has to be chosen from the given options.

Concept Introduction:

Alkenes can be prepared in laboratory using alkane as starting material.  When two hydrogen atoms are lost from alkane, the product alkene is formed in a process known as dehydrogenation.

A dehydrogenation reaction is the one in which the hydrogen atom is lost from each of two adjacent carbon atoms resulting in formation of a carbon‑carbon double bond.

In this process there is no change in the carbon chain.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

When propane undergoes dehydrogenation, the product formed will be having two hydrogen atoms less.  The two hydrogen atoms will be removed from adjacent carbon atom.  The organic product formed from propane is propene in a dehydrogenation reaction.

The correct option is option (c).

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) tells that propane undergoes dehydrogenation reaction to give ethane as product...

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