Why is the conversion of ethanol to ethanoic acid an oxidation reaction?

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  238

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Conversion of ethanol to ethanoic acid involves the removal of the Hydrogen atoms and the addition of oxygen it is an oxidation reaction. In the first step, an H2 molecule is removed from ethanol to form ethanal. As loss of Hydrogen is oxidation so, the reaction is an oxidation reaction. Similarly, an Oxygen atom is added to form ethanoic acid from ethanol. As a gain of Oxygen is called oxidation so, the reaction is an oxidation reaction.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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