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Please help!! It's due tomorrow morning!!!!!
--Why is it necessary to use a mixed aqueous-organic solvent system for the oxidation of cyclohexENE?
To oxidize cyclohexene, we use an inorganic reagent such as potassium permanganate which dissolves in water but not in cyclohexene (an organic liquid). A mixed solvent, such as ethanol and water, helps create a single phase so that the two reagents, cyclohexene and permanganate can be in better contact with one another so they can react.