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C2H5OH+HClZnCl2C2H5Cl+H2O
In this reaction, anhydrous ZnCl2 act as:

  1. dehydrating agent
  2. dehydrogenating agent
  3. dehalogenating agent
  4. dehydrohalogenating agent

A
dehydrating agent
B
dehydrogenating agent
C
dehydrohalogenating agent
D
dehalogenating agent
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Lucas test is used for separation of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols. Reagent anhydrous zinc chloride with HCl is used as it absorbs water and acts as a dehydrating agent.

The correct option is 'A'.

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