Why is the conversion of ethanol to ethanoic acid an oxidation reaction?

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 10

Ethanol is converted into ethanoic acid by the addition of oxygen released by potassium permanganate in the reaction mixture. As it involves the addition of oxygen to ethanol, it is an oxidation reaction.
The equation for the above reaction is given below:
$CH_3CH_2OH + 2[O] → CH_3COOH + H_2O$
Updated on 10-Oct-2022 12:47:16