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Why is the Conversion of Ethanol to Ethanoic Acid an Oxidation Reaction? - Science

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 Why is the conversion of ethanol to ethanoic acid an oxidation reaction?

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Solution

CH3CH2OH + (Alkaline KMnO4) → CH3COOH
Since, in this reaction one oxygen is added to ethanol, hence it is an oxidation reaction.

Concept: Chemical Properties of Carbon Compound
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NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 4 Carbon and its Compounds
Q 1 | Page 71
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