How can saline hydrides remove traces of water from organic compounds?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  118

##### Solution :-

Naturally, saline hydrides are ionic. Saline hydrides react with water which results in the formation of metal hydroxide along with hydrogen gas liberation. It is represented as,

$$AH_{(s)}+H_{2}O_{(l)}\rightarrow AOH_{(aq)}+H_{2(g)}$$

When added to an organic solvent, they react with water present in it. Hydrogen escapes into the atmosphere leaving behind the metallic hydroxide. The dry organic solvent distils over.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago

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