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Identify intermediates A - C in the following stepwise conversion of p - isobutylbenzaldehyde to...

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Identify intermediates A - C in the following stepwise conversion of p - isobutylbenzaldehyde to the analgesic ibuprofen.

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Multi-Step Functional Group Conversion:

Multi-step synthetic problems can be challenging because they almost always require us to remember reactions that have been introduced at various times throughout the year of organic chemistry. These types of problems emphasize the importance of continuing to practice reactions, even after the test is over and a new chapter has begun. Before tacking these problems, you should analyze the reaction for significant chemical changes: Are carbon atoms being added or removed from the molecule? What functional groups being introduced or converted?

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This lesson will explain how to prepare carboxlic acids using several common methods, including oxidation of primary alcohols and aldehydes, hydrolysis of nitriles, and carboxylation of Grignard reagents.


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