Draw a structural formula for the major organic anion formed when butanal is reacted with...

Question:

Draw a structural formula for the major organic anion formed when butanal is reacted with Tollens' reagent.

You do not have to consider stereochemistry.

You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms.

If no reaction occurs, draw the starting material.

Tollens' reagent

Tollens' reagent (silver oxide in aqueous {eq}{\rm{N}}{{\rm{H}}_{\rm{3}}}) {/eq} is used for the oxidation of aldehydes into the carboxylic acid group and the reagent itself reduced to silver and produces a silver mirror-like appearance.

Answer and Explanation:

Tollens' reagent is used to determine the presence of carbonyl group in the compounds. The Tollens' test is positive when a silvery shine like...

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Aldehydes & Ketones: Reaction Mechanisms
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