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In an Experiment, Cyclohexanol (secondary alcohol) is oxidized with 5% 0.75M sodium hypocholrite (household bleach)to form Cyclohexanone (Ketone).

a. What purpose does Acetic Acid serve in the hypochlorite oxidation of cyclohexanol?
b. What advantages does the hypochlorite oxidation offer over conventional methods such as chromium oxidation?
c. Chemically, what happens when the KI starch paper gives a positive result?

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