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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

An organic oxidation process is a process that

  1. a. decreases the number of carbon–oxygen bonds present
  2. b. decreases the number of carbon–hydrogen bonds present
  3. c. increases the number of carbon–hydrogen bonds present
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

What is organic oxidation process has to be chosen from the given set of 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.  Primary alcohols undergo oxidation to give aldehyde and carboxylic acid as product.  Secondary alcohol undergo oxidation to give ketone as the product.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Oxidation reaction is a type of reaction that chemical compounds undergo.  In organic chemistry, oxidation reaction is said to be decrease in CH bonds or increase in CO bonds.  Therefore, among the given options, option (b) is found to be the correct one.

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) tells that the organic oxidation process is the decrease in number of carbon‑oxygen bond

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