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ORganic question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by KrazyKid, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. KrazyKid

    KrazyKid Junior Member
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    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
     
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  3. uclachris

    uclachris Doctor Doctor Member
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    what four organic molecules?
     
  4. KrazyKid

    KrazyKid Junior Member
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    This post reminded me of how much I hate organic chemistry!!
     
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    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.
     

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