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OXIDATION OF ALCOHOLS

Agents. An oxidation is the loss of 2 H or the gain of O by a molecule- DEHYDROGENATION A reduction is the loss of O or the gain of 2 H by a molecule. Dehydrogenases- Enzymes that catalyze reactions KMnO4 Na2Cr2O7

Group to a Carboxyl Group

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Alcohol Group to an Aldehyde Group

Secondary Alcohols Are Oxidized to Ketones

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