Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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

Answer

The first reaction is oxidation and the second reaction is neither oxidation nor reduction.

Work Step by Step

The first reaction is oxidation because an oxygen is added. The second reaction is neither oxidation nor reduction because there is an addition of $H_2O$ and this addition is neither oxidation nor reduction. Moreover, like the epoxide product each carbon still has one bond with the oxygen.
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