how to convert butanol to butanoic acid &methane to methanetetrachloride

Asked by  | 2nd Dec, 2012, 10:22: PM

Expert Answer:

Oxidation of 1-butanol by acidified dichromate solution:
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H- C - C - C - C -OH
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H
 
H+/Cr2O72-
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H- C - C - C - C =O
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H+/Cr2O72-
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H- C - C - C - C =O
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Carbon tetrachloride can be prepared by the free radical substitution of the hydrogen atoms of methane by chlorine.

 


		CH4     +    4 Cl2     ==>    CCl4    +    4 HCl

Answered by  | 3rd Dec, 2012, 09:48: AM

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