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1. (10 marks the wol 1. (10 marks) The Wolff-Kishner reduction is a method to transform…
1. (10 marks the wol 1. (10 marks) The Wolff-Kishner reduction is a method to transform ketones into alkanes. An example is provided below. step 1 step 2 NH oh oh oh oon HẠN-NH, KOH/H20 A mechanism for the Wolff-Kishner reduction is proposed online at the following website: However, all steps and all electron-pushing arrows are not clearly illustrated in this mechanism. Propose a detailed mechanism with all electron-pushing arrows for both steps of the Wolff-Kishner reduction. Notice the first step is carried out in the absence of acid or base – it may involve formation of a zwitterion.
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