Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Oxidation of primary alcohols to carboxylic acids

Description: Primary alcohols treated with chromic acid will be converted to carboxylic acids.

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Real-Life Example:
Org. Synth. 1925, 5, 23
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.005.0023

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5 thoughts on “Oxidation of primary alcohols to carboxylic acids

  1. Hey James, I see that the H2O is still written as OH. Would it change the mechanism at all if this is changed to the correct form of H2O?

  2. Hello. This may be a silly question but why is H2O not shown as a part of the hydrate molecule shown in step 4 (i.e. it is only shown as OH)?

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