Sun October 09, 2011 By: Ayush Singh

sir please explain me the oxidation of alconol

Expert Reply
Mon October 10, 2011

Oxidation of alcohols occurs when the organic molecule reacts with oxygen or a reagent containing oxygen.Usually,two hydrogen atoms are taken away from the alcohol molecule. The ‘OH’ is the alcohol functional group ,and the majority of the reactions of alcohols are to do with this group as it is more reactive than the C-H bonds of the rest of the molecule.There are many such oxidising agents that carry out these reactions.


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