An unknown is either 2-methyl-2-propanol or 2 methyl-1-propanol. Addition of a few drops of dichromate solutions (orange as a strong oxidizing agent) to the unknown results in a green solutions (the color after it has been reduced). What is the identity of the unknown? Explain.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 20, 2018, 3:08 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/chemistry/oxidation-reduction-and-electrochemistry/identify-unknown-compounds-60383
What you're facing in this case is the oxidation reactions of alcohols. I've provided a very good reference on this.
Basically you have 2 alcohols: one is primary ...
The unknown compounds are identified. Oxidizing agent reactions are examined. The solution provides detailed explanations and step-by-step instructions.