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what does TsOH, benzene, and heat do?

what does Ag(NH) something do?
 

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what does TsOH, benzene, and heat do?

what does Ag(NH) something do?

You're actually mixing up two reactions that cause the reduction of aldehydes and ketons to alkanes.

In the Wolff-Kisner reduction, the reagents H2NNH2 along with base and heat are used to make the alkane.

In the Clemmensen Reduction, however, the reagents Hg(zn) and HCl do the trick.

Hope that Helps!
 
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