I have two questions that I cannot seem to find the answer to anywhere online, could someone please help?
1) Ethanol + Copper Oxide = ??
2) What happens to copper oxide when ethanol is oxidised?
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- Thread Starter
- 21-01-2015 20:29
- 22-01-2015 02:21
Maybe this link will help:
Ethanol gets oxidised to ethanal (an aldehyde), then ethanal gets further oxidised to ethanoic acid (a carboxylic acid.)
Maybe copper oxide only causes partial oxidation. I don't really know. But it probably gets reduced to copper, as shown here: