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Explain why 2-methyl-propan-2-ol cannot be oxidised? ?

Explain why 2-methyl-propan-2-ol cannot be oxidised? ?

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Suraj Prasad IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 286 Points
7 years ago
the reactions of alcohols with an acidified dichromate(v1) solution vary according to the alcohol used, and the way in which the reaction is carried out. describe the results of the following reactions, giving the names of the products where appropriate.

(a) propan-1-ol is boiled under reflux with excess acidified sodium dichromate (V1).

(B) PROPAN-2-OL is boiled under reflux with excess acidified sodium dichromate(V1)

(c) butan-1-ol is heated whilst acidified sodium dichromate(V1) is added slowly, the product being distilled out as it is formed.

(d) methylpropan-2-ol is boiled under reflux with excess acidfied sodium dichromate(v1)

(e) with reference to (a) explain why sodium dichromate(V1) is added to butan-1-ol (rather the other way round) and why it is possible to distil out the product as it is formed.

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