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Name the oxidizing agent used for the conversion of ethanol to ethanoic acid. Distinguish between ethanol and ethanoic acid on the basis of (i) litmus

test, (ii) reaction with sodium hydrogen carbonate.


Alkaline pottasium permaganate KMnO4
acidified pottasium dichromate 

litmus paper = alcohol = no reaction
litmus paper = ethanoic = turns blue
NaHCo3 = ethanol = no reaction , ethanoic = brisk effervence of co2
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