Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Reactions of Alcohols - Problems: Problem 11-1 c

Answer

One carbon is oxidized and another carbon is reduced.

Work Step by Step

The carbon on the left is oxidized because it loses hydrogen and gains more bonds with oxygen. The carbon on the right is reduced because it gains hydrogens and loses oxygen. There is no net change.
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