Q. 21 F3.8( 11 Votes )

Name the reagents used in the following reactions:

Butan-2-one to butan-2-ol.

Answer :

LiAlH4 (lithium aluminum hydride) or NaBH4

Both compounds are best-reducing agents containing 4 Hydrogen atoms each. In reaction with a ketone, the double bond is reduced and hydrogen atoms are substituted to form alcohol.


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