Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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

Answer

The first part of the reaction is neither oxidation nor a reduction and the second step is reduction.

Work Step by Step

The first part of the reaction is neither oxidation nor reduction because $H_2O$ is lost and addition or loss of H+, -OH, H2O, HX, etc. is neither an oxidation nor a reduction. The second step is reduction because there is an addition of $H_2$.
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