Tag : Oxidation Of a Secondary Alcohol

Functional Group Interconversion (FGI) Oxidation Of a Secondary Alcohol to a Ketone

Written by Brian Description: In this lab we tested the premise that if an organic reaction involving functional group interconversion (FGI) works on one molecule, chemists anticipate that the reaction will work to do FGI on other related molecules. Individually for this lab I was assigned 2-heptanol as my alcohol. To oxidize this secondary alcohol to attempt to make a ketone we first obtained a 3-neck round-bottom flask. This was then fitted with a thermometer so that we could read […]