Question: Using appropriate reactants alcohols can be oxidized into aldehydes ketones

Using appropriate reactants, alcohols can be oxidized into aldehydes, ketones, and/or carboxylic acids. Primary alcohols can be oxidized into aldehydes, which can then be oxidized into carboxylic acids. Secondary alcohols can be oxidized into ketones. Tertiary alcohols do not undergo this type of oxidation. Give the structure of the product(s) resulting from the oxidation of each of the following alcohols.
a. 3-methyl-1-butanol
b. 3-methyl-2-butanol
c. 2-methyl-2-butanol
d.
e.
f.

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