How is Ethanol manufactured from Hexane?

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Mags88
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How is Ethanol manufactured from Hexane?

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I am struggling with this question asked in my Organic Chemistry assignment. I would appreciate any help.

Describe the manufacture of ethanol from Hexane, C6H14.
Include in your description an equation and type of reaction for each step.
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Re: How is Ethanol manufactured from Hexane?

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Hexane - H2 dehydration => Hexa-2,4-diene + O3 ozonolysis => 2 Ethanol and Ethanediol
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