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In the following reaction, a primary alcohol is fully oxidized to a carboxylic add. Draw the...

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In the following reaction, a primary alcohol is fully oxidized to a carboxylic add. Draw the aldehyde intermediate that was formed.

Alcohols

Alcohols can be represented by formula ROH where R can be an alkyl or aryl group. Their common name can be written by writing the name of the alkyl group first and ending with alcohol. For example, the common name of {eq}CH_{3}CH_{2}OH {/eq} is ethyl alcohol.

Answer and Explanation:

Acetaldehyde (A) is formed as an intermediate in the oxidation reaction of ethanol using a strong oxidizing agent.

Acetaldehyde formed is finally converted into acetic acid.


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