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Oxidation of Alcohols: Mechanism, Reaction & Conditions

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When a secondary alcohol is oxidized with sodium hypochlorite the product is always a _____.

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1. When an alcohol is exposed to oxidizing conditions using sodium hypochlorite, what type of reaction conditions are usually needed?

2. Although the oxidation of cyclohexanol involves several different chemicals, what ultimately serves as the active oxidizing agent in the reaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Oxidation of alcohols will be covered with this worksheet/quiz. Topics include the product of a secondary alcohol that's mixed with sodium hypochlorite and reaction conditions when alcohol is exposed to oxidizing conditions using sodium hypochlorite.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Active oxidizing agent in the oxidation of cyclohexanol
  • Key reagent in the final mechanistic step of the oxidation of cyclohexanol
  • Reactive species in the third mechanistic step

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the related lesson on the oxidation of alcohols, including the reaction conditions of alcohol being exposed to oxidizing conditions with sodium hypochlorite
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an active oxidizing agent in the oxidation of cyclohexanol
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a product from a secondary alcohol when it's mixed with sodium hypochlorite and a reactive agent in the third mechanistic step of the oxidation of cyclohexanol

Additional Learning

For more insight on the oxidation of alcohols, consider the lesson titled Oxidation of Alcohols: Mechanism, Reaction & Conditions. You'll be going over these points:

  • Oxidation of cyclohexanol example
  • Steps in the oxidation of an alcohol
  • Types of oxidation reactions
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