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ochem destroyer roadmap question


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Feb 17, 2010
  1. Pre-Pharmacy
    why is adding co2 and h3o+ to cyclohexane with MgCl will give carboxylic cyclohexane acid?

    also from carboxylic cyclohexane acid, adding LiAlH4, Et2O and H2O will give methanol cyclohexane?


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      Yes, CO2 will oxidize Grignard into carboxy acid, where co2 is the source of extra carbon. LiAlH4 is a strong base, it will reduce aldehydes, ketones, carboxy acids and esters into alcohol. However, if you use NaBH4, this only reduces aldehydes and ketones iinto alchohols. Will not reduce acids and esters. Hope this helps.
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