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    Can 2-methylpropan-2-ol be oxidised ? Like does it I from orange to green ?


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    No, it's a tertiary alcohol and can't be oxidised in the same sense that primary or secondary alcohols can
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    No, it's a tertiary alcohol and can't be oxidised in the same sense that primary or secondary alcohols can
    1,4-butanediol (OHCH2CH2CH2CH2OH), when it's oxidised in excess what would be formed? When it is oxidised once i realised it formed O=CHCH2CH2CH2OH, but there's a another OH on the fourth carbon with a hydrogen as well (O=CHCH2CH2CH2OH). Can this be oxidised any further? And this is a secondary alcohol right? Thanks you
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    (Original post by Tee Logan x)
    1,4-butanediol (OHCH2CH2CH2CH2OH), when it's oxidised in excess what would be formed? When it is oxidised once i realised it formed O=CHCH2CH2CH2OH, but there's a another OH on the fourth carbon with a hydrogen as well (O=CHCH2CH2CH2OH). Can this be oxidised any further? And this is a secondary alcohol right? Thanks you
    Yes, both OH groups are able to be oxidised but they're both primary alcohols :yes:
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Yes, both OH groups are able to be oxidised but they're both primary alcohols :yes:
    So the answer when its oxidised second time is O=CHCH2CH2CH=O ?
    And why are they both primary alcohols? Thanks you
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    (Original post by Tee Logan x)
    So the answer when its oxidised second time is O=CHCH2CH2CH=O ?
    And why are they both primary alcohols? Thanks you
    Yep :yep:

    A primary alcohol has an OH group that is attached to a carbon with 2 or more hydrogens If it was secondary, the carbon would only be attached to 1.
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Yep :yep:

    A primary alcohol has an OH group that is attached to a carbon with 2 or more hydrogens If it was secondary, the carbon would only be attached to 1.
    Aaah i see now. Thanks a lot
 
 
 
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