Dehydration of alcohol:-

Regent used is concentrated H2SO4 Δ. It proceeds via carbocation intermediate

Dehydration of alcohol


(i)                  Electrophilic attack of

Electrophilic attack of

(ii)                Formation of intermediate:-

Formation of intermediate

(iii)               Removal of proton to give alkene

Removal of proton to give alkene


Oxidation of alcohols:-

Oxidation of alcohols


Dehydrogenation alcohols:-

Reagent = heated copper 10 alcohol gives aldehyde, 20 gives ketones 30 alcohol gives nothing (no reaction)

alcohol gives nothing


Other reactions of alcohols:-

ther reactions of alcohols

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