Question

Assertion: Dehydration of alcohols can be carried out with conc. but not with conc. .
Reason: is dibasic while is monobasic.

A

Both Assertion and Reason are true and Reason is the correct explanation to Assertion

B

Both Assertion and Reason are true and Reason is not the correct explanation to Assertion

C

Assertion is true but Reason is false

D

Assertion is false but Reason is true

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Updated on : 2022-09-05
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Correct option is B)

Dehydration of alcohols can be carried out with conc. as it is a dehydrating agent and removes a molecule of water from alcohols resulting in the formation of alkenes at higher temperatures. Conc. is not a dehydrating agent.
is indeed a dibasic acid and is not. But it is not the reason that is not a dehydrating agent.

So, both assertion and reason are true but the reason is not the correct explanation to assertion. 
The correct option is 'B'.

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