What is the basic formula of a dehydration reaction?

1 Answer
Aug 5, 2018

Answer:

#"Alcohol + acid "stackrel(Delta)rarr" Olefin + water"#

Explanation:

...and more symbolically,

#RCH_2CH_2OHstackrel(Delta)rarrRCH=CH_2 + H_2O#

The formation of water serves as a thermodynamic driving force to the reaction....