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The reaction: 

is classified as : 

(a) electrophilic substitution 

(b) nucleophilic substitution 

(c) elimination 

(d) addition 

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It is an example of nucleophilic substitution reaction. The hydroxyl group of KOH (OH) with a lone pair of itself acts as a nucleophile and substitutes iodide ion in CH3CH2I to form ethanol. 

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