Describe what happens when ethane reacts with bromine water

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Ethane does not react with bromine water. Ethene is an unsaturated has one double bond. When Bromine water(brown in colour) is added to ethene it reacts with ethene to form a new compound 1,2 dibromoethane which is colourless.The colour of bromine water is gone now.
Generally bromine water is decolourised by all the compounds that contain double or triple bond.
Ethane is a saturated compound with no multiple bond hence does not decolourise bromine water.  

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