Provide the major organic product of the following. Show the mechanism.

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Provide the major organic product of the following. Show the mechanism.

Formation of Carboxylic Acids:

Alkyl bromides can be transformed into carboxylic acids through a series of reactions. The reaction of an alky bromide with sodium cyanide affords a nitrile. The nitrile can be hydrolyzed to give a carboxylic acid.

Answer and Explanation:


The product of the reaction is given below:


The mechanism for the reaction is given below:


The steps involved in the reaction are as...

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

from Chemistry 304: Organic Chemistry II

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