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A neutral organic compound X of molecular formula C2H6O on oxidation with acidified potassium dichromate gives an acidic compound Y. Compound X reacts with Y on warming in the presence of cone. H2SO4 to give a sweet smelling substance Z. What are X, ...

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A neutral organic compound X of molecular formula C2H6O on oxidation with acidified potassium dichromate gives an acidic compound Y. Compound X reacts with Y on warming in the presence of cone. H2SO4 to give a sweet smelling substance Z. What are X, Y and Z?

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X is ethanol.

Y is ethanoic acid.

Z is ethyl ethanoate.

Ethanol reacts with ethanoic acid to form ethyl ethanoate ester.

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