Oxidation of aldehydes to carboxylic acids with Ag2O

by James

Description: When Ag2O is added to aldehydes, carboxylic acids are formed. This results in the formation of silver metal (“silver mirror”) a reaction known as the Tollens test.
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Melissa Hoaglund

Could this also be done with other oxidation agents?

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Alister Flint

pretty sure acidified Potassium DiChromate does the same thing :)

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