. What is an oxidising agent. What happens when an oxidising agent is added to propanol


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Ans. Ans. The substance that supplies oxygen in a reaction for oxidation is called an oxidizing agent.   Examples of oxidising agents are   potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate etc.

i. When   propanol   is  heated   with   alkaline   potassium   permanganate  solution   (or acidified potassium  dichromate  solution),  it gets oxidised  to propanoic  acid.

 

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