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

May 7, 2018

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#### Explanation:

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

The reaction between $N a O H$ and ${C}_{2} {H}_{5} C l$ is an organic reaction with a mechanism called ${S}_{N} 2$, 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.

${C}_{2} {H}_{5} C l + N a O H \to \left(M e c h a n i s m\right) \to N a C l + {C}_{2} {H}_{5} O H$

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

${C}_{2} {H}_{5} O H + 3 {O}_{2} \to 2 C {O}_{2} + 3 {H}_{2} O$