Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Oxidation of aldehydes to carboxylic acids with Ag2O

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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5 thoughts on “Oxidation of aldehydes to carboxylic acids with Ag2O

    1. Sure you can use any other mild or strong oxidising agents like Fehling Solution, HNO3,acidic/basic KMnO4/K2Cr2O7 and many more..

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