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Complete the following reaction and show its mechanism.

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Complete the following reaction and show its mechanism.

Reactions of aldehydes:

Sodium borohydride is a reducing agent. Sodium borohydride will reduce an aldehyde to a primary alcohol. The primary alcohol can be converted to an alkyl bromide by reaction with HBr.

Answer and Explanation:

The compete reaction is shown below.

The mechanism of the reaction is provided below.

Step 1: Sodium borohydride is a reducing agent and a...

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Nucleophilic Addition Reactions of Aldehydes & Ketones
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