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Determine the product of the following reaction. A) B) C) D)

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Determine the product of the following reaction.

Oxidation of primary alcohols:

Primary alcohols can be oxidized to either aldehydes or carboxylic acids. The product of oxidation of primary alcohols depends on the oxidizing agent used. Mild oxidizing agents will yield aldehydes while strong oxidizing agents will yield carboxylic acids.

Answer and Explanation:

Choice D.

This is partial oxidation a primary alcohol to an aldehyde using the mild oxidizing agent PCC.

1-Propanol is oxidized to propanal.

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Aldehyde & Ketone Synthesis by Oxidation of Alcohols
Aldehyde & Ketone Synthesis by Oxidation of Alcohols

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