does anything happen when an acidified dichromate is added to an alkene OR alkane
Dichromate + Alkene Watch
- Thread Starter
- 31-03-2011 23:04
- 01-04-2011 00:19
Alkanes are too inert to be oxidised without some kind of transition metal catalyst so you definitely won't get any reaction with an alkane. I don't think the alkene will react either as potassium dichromate isn't strong enough but it will react with acidified potassium manganate which is a stronger oxidising agent. In this case you'll end up with a 1,2 diol and I think this reaction is on the A level syllabus.