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Problem: Draw major organic product of the reaction shown below. You do not have to consider stereochemistry . You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms. In cases where there is more than one answer, just draw one.

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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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Draw major organic product of the reaction shown below. You do not have to consider stereochemistry . You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms. In cases where there is more than one answer, just draw one.

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