Problem: Draw the aldehyde produced from the oxidation of CH3CH2CH2C(CH3)2CH2OH.

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We’re being asked to draw the aldehyde resulting from the oxidation of CH3CH2CH2C(CH3)2CH2OH.



Recall oxidation is the process of increasing oxygen atoms in a compound. Alcohols can be oxidized into carbonyl compounds using:

a strong oxidizing agent: KMnO4 or Cr6+ reagents (H2Cr2O4, CrO3, K2Cr2O7, etc.)

– oxidizes 1˚ alcohols and aldehydes to carboxylic acids

– oxidizes 2˚ alcohols to ketones

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Draw the aldehyde produced from the oxidation of CH3CH2CH2C(CH3)2CH2OH.

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