Give the name of the alcohol, aldehyde, or ketone produced from each of the following reactions.
a. oxidation of 2-propanol
b. oxidation of 2-hexanol
c. reduction of propanone
d. reduction of cyclopentanone
Oxidation and Reduction Reactions
The reaction of alcohols with strong oxidising agents leads to aldehydes, ketones or carboxylic acids formation. On the other hand, aldehydes reduction generates primary alcohols and ketones forms secondary alcohols.
Answer and Explanation: 1
a. The given compound is 2-propanol. It is a secondary alcohol. The oxidation of secondary alcohol in the presence of an oxidising agent, such as...
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