We’re being asked to draw the product of the given reaction.
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
Give the product expected when the following alcohol reacts with pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). (Assume that PCC is present in excess.)
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