Explain how the body can oxidize ethanol to carboxylic acid even though the body does not posses chromic acid?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 4:28 am ad1c9bdddf
Within the body, the reactions that transform ethanol into an aldehyde and then into a carboxylic acid are examples of oxidation reactions, which in organic chemistry, are typically characterized by the addition of oxygen onto a functional group. Chromic acid is a common laboratory reagent for doing this in the laboratory.
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The oxidation of alcohols are examined. Ethanol to carboxylic acid is determined.