Alcohol Oxidation Mechanism H2CrO4 PCC KMnO4

Oxidation of alcohols can be carried out by a variety of reagents. The most common mechanisms you’ll study in your organic chemistry course involve Chromic Acid H2CrO4, Pyridinium Chlorochromate PCC, and Potassium Permanganate KMnO4. The video below shows you how each of these mechanisms will react with primary alcohols to form an aldehyde or carboxylic […]

Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehyde Ketone and Carboxylic Acid

Alcohols can be oxidized to aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. The specific product will be┬ádetermined by the substitution of the starting alcohol, and the specific oxidizing reagent used in the reaction. This video will show you how to identify the oxidation products (or lack of) for primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols. We’ll look at the […]