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Before the introduction of ethene production by the thermal cracking of hydrocarbons derived from crude oil, most ethene was manufactured by the dehydration of ethanol.

The reaction proceed by acid protonation of the ľOH function to ľOH2+ and then water is eliminated.

CH3CH2OH
  +  
H2SO4
         
H2C=CH2
  +  
H2O
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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Elimination
Elimination: Second Order
Industrial Process: Organic
Proton transfer: Brønsted reaction

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