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A-level Organic Chemistry Alcohol Question Help!!!

Which compound is produced when 1-phenylethanol reacts with acidified potassium dichromate(VI)?
A C6H5CH2CH2OH
B C6H5CH2CHO
C C6H5COCH3
D C6H5CH(OH)CH3

Why is the answer C. Because I thought it could be B as well because the question doesn't state where the -OH group is.
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Original post by chan432
Which compound is produced when 1-phenylethanol reacts with acidified potassium dichromate(VI)?
A C6H5CH2CH2OH
B C6H5CH2CHO
C C6H5COCH3
D C6H5CH(OH)CH3

Why is the answer C. Because I thought it could be B as well because the question doesn't state where the -OH group is.

It does state where the -OH group is: on carbon 1 the same carbon to which the phenyl group is attached.
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1-Phenylethanol
I thought the 1- stands for the position of the phenyl group not the alcohol
Original post by Aronisah8
I thought the 1- stands for the position of the phenyl group not the alcohol

It does.
is it because the OH is the priority group?
Original post by Shadowblade11
is it because the OH is the priority group?

Yes, the hydroxyl group determines the numbering on the chain.
What paper is this

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