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combustion, dehydration and oxidation of alcohols

1. Write equations for the combustion, dehydration and oxidation of these alcohols and give the group names of the products. a. C3H7OH b. CH3CHOHCH3 c. (CH3)2COHCH3

2. a. What is the general formula for Alkynes?
b. If an alkyne is progressively hydrogenated by an addition process, what is the final product of the process? Use equations to show this reaction process.

3.a. What is the basic difference between an aldehyde and a ketone?
b. The functional group -COOH is a combination of two other functional groups. Name these other functional groups and write out their formula.

4. Wrtie the formula of the following:
a. 2,4,6 trinitrotoluene
b. 2,5 dichloropentane
c. cyclopentane
d. Using molecular structures show the difference between the cis and trans isomers of 3-hexene

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1. Write equations for the combustion, dehydration and oxidation of these alcohols and give the group names of the products. a. C3H7OH b. CH3CHOHCH3 c. (CH3)2COHCH3

All combustion reactions are similar. They all involve the reaction of the compound with molecular oxygen (O2) and the creation of two products, carbon dioxide and water. I'll do the first one for you, and you can do the other two on your own.

C3H7OH + O2 ---> CO2 + H2O

Again, all dehydration reactions are the same. They involve the loss of water. Just remove two hydrogens and one oxygen from the compound, and you've got the product. Of course, a double bond forms in the process, but you don't have to worry about that at this point. Again, I'll do this first one for ...

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The solution writes an equation for combustion, dehydration and oxidation of alcohols.

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