How does carboxylic acid gets oxidized?

Asked by Sachin verma | 24th Feb, 2011, 07:51: PM

Expert Answer:

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Because it is already in a high oxidation state, further oxidation removes the carboxyl carbon as carbon dioxide. Depending on the reaction conditions, the oxidation state of the remaining organic structure may be higher, lower or unchanged. The following reactions are all examples of decarboxylation (loss of CO2). In the first, bromine replaces the carboxyl group, so both the carboxyl carbon atom and the remaining organic moiety are oxidized.
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Answered by  | 24th Feb, 2011, 04:05: PM

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