Day 14 Pre-class Podia Problem: Functional Groups, Reactions, Solubility

Consider the structures shown below. List all substances that fall into each of the categories below and explain why each substance fits each category you placed it in. Also explain why the other substances do not fit each category.

  1. Contains a secondary alcohol functional group.
  2. Has a higher boiling point than 1-hexanol.
  3. Reacts with K2Cr2O7(aq) to form a carboxylic acid.
  4. Undergoes addition of water (with an acid catalyst) to form a secondary alcohol.

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