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The compound formed as a result of oxidation of ethyl benzene by KMnO_4 is

  • Option 1)

    benzyl alcohol

  • Option 2)

    benzophenone

  • Option 3)

    acetophenone

  • Option 4)

    benzoic acid.

 
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As we learnt in 

Oxidation of Alkyl benzene -

The entire side chain of alkyl benzene is oxidised to carboxyl group irrespective of the length of the side chain.

- wherein

 

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Option 1)

benzyl alcohol

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

benzophenone

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

acetophenone

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

benzoic acid.

This option is correct

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