• Oxidation can be defined as the addition of oxygen to a molecule or the removal of hydrogen from a molecule.
  • When an alkane is heated in the presence of an appropriate catalyst, it can be oxidized to the corresponding alkene.
  • The oxidation of an alcohol can produce either an aldehyde or a ketone.
  • Wine that has become oxidized will have an unpleasant vinegary taste due to the production of acetic acid.
  • The major industrial source of benzoic acid is the partial oxidation of toluene with oxygen.
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