Write the chemical reaction showing comlete combustion of the organic substance formed in sodium hydroxide and chloroethane?

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May 7, 2018

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I assume you meant the organic product formed FROM the reaction of Sodium hydroxide and Chloroethane...

The reaction between #NaOH# and #C_2H_5Cl# is an organic reaction with a mechanism called #S_N2#, a substitution reaction where the halogen gets replaced by a nucleophile (The hydroxide ion in this case).

The substitution reaction produces Ethanol and Sodium chloride.

#C_2H_5Cl + NaOH -> (M e c h a n i s m) -> NaCl + C_2H_5OH#

So the organic product is Ethanol, which has the complete combustion reaction outlined below:

#C_2H_5OH +3 O_2 -> 2CO_2 + 3H_2O#