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--Why is it necessary to use a mixed aqueous-organic solvent system for the oxidation of cyclohexENE?
Chemistry - GK, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 11:57pm
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.