CH3CH2CH2OH + KMnO4 ------------> CH3CH2-COOH
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CH3CH2CH2OH + CO ----------------> CH3CH2CH2-COOH
Thanks, I think I found the answer.
CH3CH2CH2OH + PBr3 ------> CH3CH2CH2Br + Mg, ether + CO2 + H3O+ -----> CH3CH2CH2COOH
So let me see if I understand this, The OH leaves with all the electrons, and the CH2 has a positive charge, and then the Br attacks and bonds with the CH2 (halogen reaction).Then the Mg takes the Br, and the C02 takes its place (grignard reaction), and finally an H from the H3O+ joins the C00.(hydration reaction)