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Homework Help: Oxidation of cyclohexanol to hexane-1,6 dioic acid?

  1. Oct 6, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    is it possible to use conc HNO3 instead of H2SO4 to allow the reaction of oxidation of cyclohexanol to haxane-1.6 dioic acid to occur?

    how can the reaction occur? cyclohexanol is seconary alcohol , it should be oxidised to ketone am i right? but it's oxidised to carboxylic acid...

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i was told that cyclohexanol is dehydrated to cyclohexene first , then it only oxidised to haxane-1,6 dioic acid... but it's not stated in the book.... is the statement above correct?

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  3. Oct 6, 2014 #2


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    That's the way it is done. It is on the image you posted. I guess you meant something else.
  4. Oct 6, 2014 #3
    In my book, the oxidation process is carried out using the conc h2s04 ... For alcohol.. This is the first time I saw it with conc hno3....
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