CH_{3}-CH_{2}-OH\xrightarrow[Heat]{Alkaline KMnO_{4}}CH_{3}-COOH

In the above given reaction, alkaline KMnO_4 acts as 

(a) reducing agent 

(b) oxidising agent 

(c) catalyst 

(d) dehydrating agent

Answers (1)

Answer:(b)

Solution: Here ethanol is converted to ethanoic acid.

KMnO_4 acts as oxidizing agent as it removes hydrogen from CH_3CH_2OH and adds one oxygen to it.

Therefore, option (b) is correct.

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