i was reading through my alkene notes and it said for strong oxidation of alkenes in acidic conditions results in formation of ketone , carboxylic acid or carbondioxide and water. But my notes doesn't detail the mechanism so i found some videos explaining how ketones and carboxylic acid may be formed . and from what i understand if the oxidation process results in formation of methanoic acid , it is further oxidised into co2 and water. many website just state this . i am curious why it only happens to methanoic acid and not like ethanoic acid . Some websites said it is because of the hydrogen being the r group but if that is true then why is ethandioic acid also oxidised by kmno4 into co2 and water. I am really confused. it would be really helpful if someone could explain this or could link to a website with the mechanism(it helps me to understand better). I am sorry if i dont make sense.