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Tertiary alcohols having at least four carbon atoms upon drastic oxidation yield carboxylic acid with:



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A

One alkyl group less

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B

Two alkyl group less

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C

Three alkyl group less

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D

All of the above


Solution

The correct option is A

Two alkyl group less


Tertiary alcohols are not oxidised easily but under drastic conditions, these alcohols get oxidised to give, first ketone and then acid by losing one carbon atom at each step as shown below:

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