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do kmno4oxidises ethanol to acetaldehyde. give the reaction

do kmno4oxidises ethanol to acetaldehyde.  give the reaction

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Newton Shaji
35 Points
2 years ago
No Kmno4 being a very strong oxidising agent, directly oxidize primary alcohols to acids. Aldehydes are only intermediates in this reaction. So oxidation of ethanol directly gives ethanoic acid 

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