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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

The organic product for the oxidation of a 2° alcohol is a(n)

  1. a. aldehyde
  2. b. ketone
  3. c. alkene
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The organic product that is formed from oxidation of secondary alcohol has to be identified from the given options.

Concept Introduction:

In organic chemistry, oxidation reaction is referred to the number CO bonds increase and/or number of CH bonds decrease.

In organic chemistry, reduction reaction is referred to the number CO bonds decrease and/or number of CH bonds increase.

Alcohols do undergo oxidation reaction and reduction reaction.  This depends upon the number of hydrogen atoms that is bonded to the alpha carbon atom.  Primary and secondary alcohol undergoes oxidation reaction while tertiary alcohol does not undergo oxidation reaction.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Alcohols undergo oxidation reaction.  Secondary alcohol undergoes oxidation reaction to give ketone as product.  The general oxidation reaction for secondary alcohol can be given as,

The product formed from oxidation of secondary alcohol is ketone.  Hence, the correct option is option (b).

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) tells that the oxidation of secondary alcohol gives aldehyde as the product...

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