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Problem: Which of the following are commonly used oxidizing agents? Select all that apply.(a) Hydrochloric acid(b) Sodium dichromate(c) Chromic acid(d) Sodium borohydride

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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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Which of the following are commonly used oxidizing agents? Select all that apply.

(a) Hydrochloric acid

(b) Sodium dichromate

(c) Chromic acid

(d) Sodium borohydride

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