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    I really got no idea what's happening for the following reaction, someone help?

    Balanced equations for following reactions:

    1. butanal + Tollen's reagent with heating
    2. methanol + H2SO4/K2Cr2O7 reflux
    3. 2-methyl-butan-1-ol + hot conc H2SO4
    4. 2-methyl-butan-1-ol + H2SO4/K2Cr2O7 distilling the product
    5. propanone + Tollen's reagent with heating.

    I think for 5, its no reaction as its a ketone and hence, cant be oxidised, but not sure.

    Thanks!
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    OK, so for 2, i got

    2K2Cr2O7 + 3CH3OH + 8H2SO4 = 3HCOOH +11H2O +2Cr2(SO4)3


    is this fine?
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    OK, so for 2, i got

    2K2Cr2O7 + 3CH3OH + 8H2SO4 = 3HCOOH +11H2O +2Cr2(SO4)3


    is this fine?
    Snot balanced.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Snot balanced.
    Oh crap, yh. Where does potassium go?
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    Oh crap, yh. Where does potassium go?
    Forms a salt
 
 
 
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