The production of ethylene and its reaction with bromine water

The production of ethylene and its reaction with bromine water

Ethylene, produced by the heating of polyethylene, changes the colour of bromine water.

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Chemistry

Keywords

ethene, ethylene, bromine water, bromine, dibromoethane, polyethylene, addition, alkene, olefin, double bond, unsaturated compound, heat transfer, heating, polymerisation, molecular compound, test tube, Bunsen burner, chemical reaction, chemical process, chemical, experiment, reaction, organic, chemistry

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Bromine water, Polyethylene, Place pieces of polyethylene in a test tube, then seal it., Heat the test tube with a Bunsen burner and convey the ethylene thus produced into one of the test tubes that contain bromine water., Observe what happens to the bromine water into which the ethylene has been conveyed, The bromine water loses its colour because an addition reaction takes place between bromine and the unsaturated ethylene.
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