In iodination of alkanes,iodic acid is used to
a)catalyse the reaction
b)remove HI by reduction and to prevent reverse reaction
c)oxidise HI to prevet the reverse reaction
d)to liberate free I2 necessary for iodination
my sir told the answer to be B but i think the answer is C.
Which one is correct?
Every reply will get rating!
HI is violently reactive and produces Alkyl halide immediately.....so HIO3 or HgO is used to remove it
R - H + I2 <--------> R - I + HI (Reversible)
5 HI + HIO3 -------------> 3 I2 + 3 H20
Iodic acid is an oxidising agent..
so it will oxidise HI...and itself get reduced
Thus preventing reverse reaction..
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