Application of Jones reagent

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The question asked whether Jones reagent can reduce benzyl alcohol or not?

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Jones reagent - a weak oxidant
I know that Jones reagent is a weak oxidant and can reduce primary and secondary alcohols and benzyl alcohol is primary,but then i remembered some exceptions,like fehling solution can not reduce aromatic compounds.So according to me Jones reagent can not reduce benzyl alcohol.Please tell me the correct answer.
 

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Are you sure the question is “can an oxidizer act as a reducing agent?” Or is that a typo?

(As a side note, the Jones oxidation is not particularly weak.)
 
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Are you sure the question is “can an oxidizer act as a reducing agent?” Or is that a typo?

(As a side note, the Jones oxidation is not particularly weak.)
Oh sorry,its oxidising only.It was a typo.
 
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I know that Jones reagent is a weak oxidant and can reduce primary and secondary alcohols and benzyl alcohol is primary,but then i remembered some exceptions,like fehling solution can not reduce aromatic compounds.
What does Fehling's solution have to do with the Jones oxidation? They're two different reagents.

So according to me Jones reagent can not reduce benzyl alcohol.
In light of my comment above, what leads you to believe this is true?

Please tell me the correct answer.
That's not what we do at PF.
 

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