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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from Chemistry 304: Organic Chemistry IIChapter 2 / Lesson 9