Draw a detailed electron pushing mechanism for the reaction shown below:

Question:

Draw a detailed electron pushing mechanism for the reaction shown below:

Oxidation of alcohol using bleach:

Chromic acid can be used to oxidize alcohols but toxic chromic ions byproducts are formed in the process. The use of bleach to oxidize alcohols as a greener reaction because it does not form toxic byproducts.

Answer and Explanation:

The mechanism for the reaction ic given below.

This is oxidation of a secondary alcohol to a ketone using bleach.

Step 1: Sodium hypochlorite...

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Oxidation of Alcohols: Mechanism, Reaction & Conditions
Oxidation of Alcohols: Mechanism, Reaction & Conditions

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