Provide the mechanism and product(s) for the following transformation:
The Wolff-Kishner reduction converts a ketone to an alkane using hydrazine and potassium hydroxide. For example, 3-pentanone can be converted to pentane via the Wolff-Kishner reduction.
Answer and Explanation:
The product of the reaction is given below:
The mechanism to show the formation of the product is given below:
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from MHT-CET: Practice & Study GuideChapter 20 / Lesson 10