1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Ethene + Steam produces ethanol and... 2. Relevant equations CH2=CH2 + H2O ---> CH3-CH2OH or ... 3. The attempt at a solution Couldn't find anything. I toyed with ethanal but that requires Potassium Dichromate. One 'source' (i.e. yahoo answers (I think)) suggests there is no other product possible. The question is from a booklet I have. Any help much sppreciated.