Draw the product of each of the following reactions.

Question:

Draw the product of each of the following reactions.

Reduction of esters:

Lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) is a strong reducing agent. Lithium aluminum hydride will reduce esters to alcohols. For example, lithium aluminum hydride will reduce ethyl acetate to ethanol.

Answer and Explanation:

First reaction.

Excess lithium aluminum hydride will reduce the lactone (cyclic ester) to the diol.

Second reaction.

Acid catalyzed...

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