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What will be the product of the reaction of 9-fluorenol with an oxidizing agent? Will this...

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What will be the product of the reaction of {eq}\displaystyle 9-fluorenol {/eq} with an oxidizing agent? Will this product be chiral?

Oxidation of secondary alcohols:

Secondary alcohols can be oxidized to ketone using oxidizing agents. Sodium hypochlorite is an example of an oxidizing agent that can be used to oxidize secondary alcohols to ketones.

Answer and Explanation:

The product of the oxidation of 9-fuorenol is 9-fluorenone. 9-Fluorenone is not chiral. It has no stereogenic centers.

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