Organic Redox Reactions

This procedure described above can also be used to show that oxidation/reduction
has not occurred, even when the oxygen content of a molecule changes. For
example, addition of water to an alkene:


CH2=CH2 + H2O CH3-CH2OH



Oxidation states:
for ethene: -2 , -2 ; for ethanol: -3 -1



In this case, the computation indicates a reshuffling of electrons within the
molecule, making the two carbons different, but no overall oxidation. This should
not be surprising, since water is not easy to oxidize or reduce (sodium metal can
reduce it partially to H2).

Click here to transfer to a list and some properties of some typical oxidizing and reducing agents.



ORGANIC ENRICHMENT, L. M. SWEETING, 1993, 1997

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