A gas is evolved when ethanol reacts with sodium. Name the gas evolved and also write the balanced chemical equation of the reaction involved.

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When ethanol reacts with sodium, then hydrogen gas is evolved and sodium ethoxide. This reaction can be given by the following equation: 
$2Na + 2CH_3CH_2OH → 2CH_3CH_2ONa + H_2$
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