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If sucrose is treated with concentrated sulphuric acid, the product formed is

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;CO_2&\\(b)\;C\\(c)\;CH_4\\(d)\;CO\end{array} $

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Solution :
It depends greatly on the concentration of the sulphuric acid…
Since sucrose is a disaccharide, hot dilute sulphuric acid catalyses the hydrolysis of sucrose into a mixture of glucose and fructose according to the following equation;-
However, if concentrated (98%) sulphuric acid is used, the reaction is firstly dehydration of the sucrose to give carbon;-
answered Mar 26, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Oct 23 by meena.p

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