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Draw a complete mechanism for the following conversion:

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Nitriles:

Nitriles can be prepared by substitution reaction between sodium cyanide or potassium cyanide and an alkyl halide. The nitrile functional group can be transformed into a carboxylic acid through acid catalyzed hydrolysis.

Answer and Explanation:

The mechanism is given below:

This is acid catalyzed hydrolysis of a nitrile to a carboxylic acid. Ammonia is liberated in this reaction.

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Preparing Carboxylic Acids: Description & Methods
Preparing Carboxylic Acids: Description & Methods

from Chemistry 304: Organic Chemistry II

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