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28 March, 19:28

Mechanism of Allan's with H2SO4, CH3CH2OH

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  1. 28 March, 20:25
    that the reaction is preferably called an elimination, rather than a dehydration, although I personally like the term dehydration because it emphasizes the strong dehydrating power of H2SO4 that is unfotunately forgotten too often by undergraduates. I like to think of it as H2SO4 has such a strong affinity for water that it literally pulls water molecules from organics.
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