KrazyKid

Junior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 25, 2002
20
0
Tampa
Visit site
Status
hi, I can't figure this question out--or find it anywhere on the net, and it's drivin me nuts...I have 4 cyclic molecules and am tryign to determine the ease of oxidation ---rank them in order of increasing oxidation level.
if anyone knows I'd appreciate a little help ---muchas gracias
~Sean
 

uclachris

Doctor Doctor Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 2, 2002
336
1
Status
Resident [Any Field]
what four organic molecules?
 
OP
K

KrazyKid

Junior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 25, 2002
20
0
Tampa
Visit site
Status
cyclohexane, benzene, cyclohexone, 1-methoxy-cylcohex-2-ene
I know it has something to do with counting the bonding/nonbonding e's around each atom...
but I'm not sure enough
 
About the Ads

Dr. Wall$treet

Membership Revoked
Removed
15+ Year Member
Sep 21, 2002
491
1
Phoenix
Visit site
Status
Originally posted by KrazyKid
cyclohexane, benzene, cyclohexone, 1-methoxy-cylcohex-2-ene
I know it has something to do with counting the bonding/nonbonding e's around each atom...
but I'm not sure enough
ease of oxidation- i think u have the question wrong.. or ur not ntelling us something.. um u cant relaly oxidize those things too easily, so not sure what kinda question that would be.. like if someone can tell me how the F### theyd oxidixe a freaking cyclohexane id be impressed.. that would only happen wiht likea millino degees heat and 20000 psi then maybe wed see some oxygen entering that puppy
 

Dr. Wall$treet

Membership Revoked
Removed
15+ Year Member
Sep 21, 2002
491
1
Phoenix
Visit site
Status
Originally posted by KrazyKid
hi, I can't figure this question out--or find it anywhere on the net, and it's drivin me nuts...I have 4 cyclic molecules and am tryign to determine the ease of oxidation ---rank them in order of increasing oxidation level.
if anyone knows I'd appreciate a little help ---muchas gracias
~Sean
i guess i answered my own questions. if u want rank here
easiest 1- methoxy ring cap
2. benzene
3.. the ketone
4. cyclohexane

sorry i forgot the exactr names
 

tatabox80

Super-Duper Member
15+ Year Member
May 24, 2002
394
0
39
Ohio
Visit site
Status
Attending Physician
This post reminded me of how much I hate organic chemistry!!
 

Harps

Jatt Denominator
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Aug 18, 2002
1,208
2
37
CA
Visit site
Status
In order of increasing oxidation level

Benzene<cyclohexane<1-methoxy-cyclo-2-ene<cyclohexanone

Here you go buddy. Benzene is the most stable and thus least reactive---hard to oxidize. Next cyclohexane is also a very stable ring--not very reactive. Cyclohexene has a double bond so more prone to oxidation or any reaction because of a greater bond angle strain. Cyclohexane, as you probably know, has a carbonyl group. So, it can the most easily oxidized in the group.
 
About the Ads