Aldehydes and Ketones
Students of an organic chemistry class conducted several experiments with aldehydes and ketones. Some of the reactions are summarized below:
Acetophenone was reacted with Reagent A. The product was ethyl benzene.
Propanal underwent acid-catalyzed reaction with alcohol.
Experiment 3 involved merely the analysis of a conversion. Students were asked to discuss a method to accomplish this synthesis reaction.
In our body, toxic chemicals are metabolized in the liver. One such process involves the production of acetaldehyde from ethanol. This conversion is best described as:
|A||A dehydrogenation reaction|
|B||A hydrogenation reaction|
|C||An oxidation reaction|
|D||A reduction reaction|