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. 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)?

  2. 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?

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