My questions is that do secondary alcohols react faster than primary alcohols or is it the other around? This for the oxidation of the alcohol to a ketone or an aldehyde.
This reaction is with KMnO4 with a catalyst of H2SO4 Example of 2 alcohols: butan-1-ol (primary) propan-2-ol (secondary)
I thought that secondary has a faster oxidation reaction because its carbon chain is shorter?
I was wondering if someone could provide the answer with multiple reasons?
Thanks in advance!