What is formed when a primary alcohol undergoes catalytic dehydrogenation?
(a) Aldehyde (b) Ketone (c) Alkene (d) Acid
(a) Aldehydes can be prepared by the dehydrogenation of primary alcohols. It is carried out by passing the vapour of primary alcohol over reduced copper at 573K.
( alcohol) Aldehyde
alcohol gives aldehyde by catalytic dehydrogenation